Finnieston Distillery Company

Scottish firm wins best premium drink at World Beverage Awards

Finnieston Distillery Company (FDC), which recently launched its unique range of craft Scotch whisky cocktails, is celebrating the news that it has won a leading industry award. The Glasgow firm took the prize for Best…

Robert Graham, MD of Graham’s The Family Dairy

Graham’s the Family Dairy opens £1.5m NE logistics facility

Graham’s the Family Dairy has opened a new £1.5m logistics facility depot at the Midmill Business Park, Kintore in Aberdeenshire. The development not only enables Graham’s to deliver more locally-produced milk to an increasing number…

Dr Neil Robson

Healthy science at the heart of new chocolate venture

A scientist who worked in cancer research has used his biochemistry skills to create a healthier chocolate bar. Dr Neil Robson, based in Glasgow, used modern nutritional knowledge and science to develop his Rebel Chocolate…

Sara Roberts

Investors select snack firm for healthy growth with £100k investment

A vending machine company that offers healthy snacks has secured £100k worth of investment to create jobs and launch its own branded product. Healthy Nibbles, which has accessed support from Business Gateway Midlothian, received the…

The winners at the Scottish Gin Awards

Winners revealed in first ever Scottish Gin Awards

The winners of the first Scottish Gin Awards were revealed at a near sell-out event held in Glasgow last week. The top award, Scottish Gin Distillery of the Year, was presented to Arbikie Distilling after…

Dougal Sharp, founder and master brewer at Innis & Gunn

Innis & Gunn accepts £15m investment offer from luxury goods firm

99% of shareholders in craft brewer Innis & Gunn have voted to accept an offer of £15 million for a 27.9% stake in the business from L Catterton, the largest consumer-focused private equity firm in…

James Withers

Scotland Food & Drink tour stops in Aberdeen

Scotland Food & Drink is once again heading out across the country, hosting key figures from the booming Scottish food and drink industry to discuss the industry’s hot topics. The first stop on the road,…

Loch Etive trout

Californian dream comes true for Scottish producers

Those living on the West Coast of America will now be able to sample some of Scotland’s finest food and drink as twelve Scottish businesses secure listings with California-based retailer Bristol Farms. A Scottish Showcase…

John Blyth

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival appoints new festival manager

One of the world’s biggest whisky festivals has appointed a new manager to steer it through the next phase of its development. John Blyth will take over the helm of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky…

John Robertson

Investment set to help business uncork alcohol delivery market

An Edinburgh business that has seen sales increase by 30% month-on-month since launching last November has secured investment to help it continue to grow. Drinkly.co.uk will use the £30k from Seed Haus business accelerator to…

Joining a scaleup – The Daily Scaleup with Kim McAllister

I’m a firm believer in practising what you preach, so I’m hijacking my column today with my own scaleup tale. Last week I was chuffed to bits to win a three way pitch and join…

David Equi

Equi’s Ice Cream celebrates award-winning year

Equi’s Ice Cream, the Lanarkshire-based luxury ice cream company, has had its most successful year for awards in its 95 year history. Winning their first award in 1935, this year alone the Scottish producer has…

From left Bob Arnott and Tony Stone

Stoats opens new 22,000 sqft factory with £10m turnover aim

Stoats, the oats company, is to open a new factory in the south of Edinburgh as part of a major expansion plan. The move will allow the company to increase manufacture of their Stoats porridge…

Isle of Harris - Hearach Whisky Barrels

Isle of Harris Distillers increases single malt stocks with £1.7m finance package

Isle of Harris Distillers has secured a £1.7m financial package from HSBC to support its growth and further investment in its maturing single malt whisky stock. Currently lying in cask in the Outer Hebrides, the…

Bellfield Brewery, our scale up story – The Daily ScaleUp with Kim McAllister

Raising nearly half a million pounds in equity investment is no small feat - and it’s exactly what Bellfield Brewery did last month. The UK’s only dedicated gluten-free microbrewery had raised investment before through crowdfunding,…

Commercial director Richard Cox with awards host Denise van Outen on the night

Macphie takes bakery manufacturer of the year title

Aberdeenshire-based food ingredient manufacturer Macphie was last night named as the UK’s Bakery Manufacturer of the Year in this year’s Baking Industry Awards. The result was announced at the annual award ceremony, which is organised…

James Withers

Scottish food and drink firms targeting international growth

Scottish food and drink firms are targeting new international customers outside of the European Union (EU), according to a new report by Bank of Scotland. The Bank of Scotland Food and Drink Report 2017 found…

Artists impression of the Cabrach distillery and heritage centre

New Cabrach distillery gets go-ahead

Work is expected to start next year on a new Speyside distillery after plans were approved by the Moray Council this week. The distillery will be located in the Cabrach area on the southern edge…

The Bonham in Edinburgh

Overseas investors spend £51.3m buying Scottish hotels in 2017

£51.295 million has been spent in Scotland’s hotels market by overseas investors in 2017 to year date, more than six times the 2016 annual figure, which totalled £7.8 million according to international real estate advisor,…

Dougal Sharp, founder and master brewer at Innis & Gunn

Innis & Gunn backed with £15m from Moët & Chandon owner

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn is to sell a stake in the business to luxury goods giant L Catterton, owner of brands such as Moët & Chandon, Dior and Louis Vuitton. L Catterton, which was…

The Prince of Orkney gin launch - Left, Ian Gardner, Rosslyn Chapel Trust. Right, Stephen Kemp, Orkney Distilling Ltd.

Gin partnership celebrates Rosslyn Chapel’s Orkney connections

Rosslyn Chapel has developed a new partnership with Orkney Distilling to produce a gin to celebrate the Midlothian chapel’s Orkney links. Rosslyn Chapel’s connection with Orkney goes back to its very origins, when Sir William…

YO! Glasgow Fort

YO! opens second new Glasgow restaurant in 2017

Japanese food operator, YO! is to open a second new restaurant in Glasgow this year. Following the launch last month of YO! GLASGOW CENTRAL, in the heart of the city centre, the brand is now…

Patrick Evans

Loch Duart appoints new food ambassador

Loch Duart, the independent salmon farming business based in the Hebrides and Sutherland, has recruited Patrick Evans as their Scottish Food Ambassador. Patrick’s role bridges the gap between sales and the culinary community, with his…

James Withers

Ayrshire food business secures £625,000 deal with Aldi

Ayrshire-based Robertson’s Fine Foods has secured a £625,000 contract to supply all 75 ALDI stores in Scotland with a range of Scottish pork sausages and chipolatas made using Specially Selected pork approved by the Scottish…

Paterson's Shortbread staff celebrate raising £100k for Macmillan

Paterson’s Shortbread rises to £100k cancer charity challenge

Shortbread maker, Paterson’s has accomplished its goal of raising £100k for Macmillan Cancer Support in just one year. The biscuit makers reached the impressive target after forming a partnership with the cancer charity in 2016,…

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