Succulento Sauce Range

Food startup launches debut range of sauces

Aberdeenshire food company, Succulento Ltd, has launched its debut range of fresh and original sauces. Creators Dami and Ify Odugbemi, started the business in 2014 when they saw a gap in the market for a…

Jason Cleaversmith, Aquaculture Innovation Director at SAIC

Aquaculture supply chain £1m innovation fund open

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) working in the aquaculture supply chain in the Highlands and Islands can now apply to a £1 million innovation fund, which has opened for applications. The 30-month pilot programme, Accelerating…

Lucy Bergius / photo credit Phil Wilkinson

Funding helps ice cream maker whip up growth plans

An ice cream maker is set to double the size of its manufacturing unit after securing funding through the Scottish Borders LEADER fund. Thanks to advice from Business Gateway Scottish Borders, Over Langshaw Ice Cream…

Engaging food influencers

Innovative “Surf & Turf” Tour Set to Showcase Scotland’s Food Heritage

A new initiative aimed at sharing the best Scottish fayre with food lovers across the world has been launched by two of Scotland’s largest food organisations. Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and Seafood Scotland are jointly…

Scotland's 'cream of the crop' crowned at Scotlands Food and Drink Excellence Awards 2017

Scotland’s Cream of the Crop Crowned at Top Food & Drink Awards

25 winners are celebrating after being awarded at the prestigious Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2017. A record number of 820 guests attended Scotland’s food and drink ‘Oscars’, held in Edinburgh’s International Conference Centre…

Mackie's 1 litre Honeycomb

Mackie’s secures Sainsbury’s honeycomb flavour ice cream listing for England

Mackie’s of Scotland has secured space in 457 Sainbury’s stores for its honeycomb flavour ice cream which will sit along with its traditional real dairy ice cream in the freezer aisles. Worth a potential £700,000…

Crawford Sinclair

Senior appointments and promotions for Innis & Gunn ahead of planned growth

Independent Scottish craft brewer Innis & Gunn has made two senior sales appointments along with several internal promotions to facilitate their planned turnover increase. The Brewer has brought in David Knowles as Head of Sales…

New Edinburgh restaurant and cocktail bar opens on former French brasserie site

Brasserie Les Amis on Morrison Street in Edinburgh city centre has been sold Martin Scott and will be rebranded as ISHKA, Edinburgh’s newest restaurant and cocktail bar. Located opposite the EICC, the new site opened…

The award winners 2017 Scottish Baker of the Year Awards

North East victors at 2017 Scottish Baker of the Year Awards

The North East was well represented at the 2017 Scottish Baker of the Year Awards. J G Ross of Inverurie won national gold for their mince pie, national silver for their buttery and regional silver…

Steven Duthie of Esker Spirits; Jane MacLeod, Business Growth Manager at Opportunity North East; and Paul Copland, Make Innovation Happen, pictured at the business growth support event

North East food, drink and processing businesses explore growth support options

More than 100 people attended a seminar earlier this week to explore the range of growth support available to food, drink and processing businesses in North East Scotland. The event at Thainstone House Hotel, by Inverurie,…

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne

University collaboration signals recipe for success for Edinburgh food firm

An Edinburgh-based food company has its sights set on healthy growth after extending its research and development capability via a partnership with a Scottish university. Gluten-free food specialist, Genius Foods, has entered into a partnership…

Scotland Food & Drink Partnership Launches Make Innovation Happen

Scotland’s food and drink industry has launched 'Make Innovation Happen', a new and ambitious service to support food and drink businesses to innovate. The service is delivered through a coalition of key public sector and…

Lynn Mann of Supernature Oils

Scottish Borders, Midlothian and Edinburgh food and drink suppliers on track to expand

Small companies operating in the food and drink sector along the Borders Railway corridor are being given an opportunity to showcase the best of the area’s cuisine to a wide audience of buyers from Edinburgh…

William Curley

Scottish Chocolatiers Network goes from strength to strength

The Scottish Chocolatiers Network has grown its membership to 86 and has now launched a new website to help drive footfall to all the member establishments and to help increase awareness of the uniqueness of…

Fergus Ewing

International manager appointed to drive food and drink exports

Roddy Wilde has been appointed as international manager to work to identify business opportunities in existing and new markets around the world and support Scottish businesses which want to take advantage of global interest in…

Kirkjuvagr Arkh-Angell gin, from Orkney Distilling

Kirkjuvagr Gin ramps up to navy strength

A new ‘storm strength’ version of Orkney Distilling’s Kirkjuvagr Gin is being launched in Kirkwall this weekend. The 57-per-cent gin has been named Arkh-Angell, after the fishing boat belonging to the late father of Aly…

Derek Mair

AAB appoint new head of food & drink

AAB has appointed Derek Mair as Head of Food & Drink. Derek, a partner, brings together AAB’s extensive experience working with a diversity of businesses across the Food & Drink sector as well as in…

Hampden Park

Sodexo Prestige picks up sweep of nominations at Stadium Awards

Event specialists Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events have been recognised across the board having picked up 10 nominations in this year’s Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2017. Hampden Park, Scotland’s National Stadium, Aberdeen Football Club…

Bill White, group operations director, LLg, and Castle Li, general manager of COFCO in the tasting room at Loch Lomond Distillery

Loch Lomond Group secures major Chinese deal

Independent Scottish distillers, the Loch Lomond Group (LLG), is expanding to China after securing a major distribution deal with one of the country’s leading companies. LLG’s milestone partnership with COFCO, the Chinese agriculture and food…

Daniel Rodgers and Ronnie Forbes of Qikserve

Scottish mobile ordering firm accounts for 95% of orders at Amsterdam airport restaurant

QikServe, the multi-channel order and payment specialist, is to roll out its mobile ordering technology at the new Kebaya Asian Brasserie in Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. Kebaya is owned and operated by HMSHost International, a major…

Kenny Blair, Buzzworks Holdings MD

Buzzworks to open new Queensferry restaurant

Hospitality group, Buzzworks Holdings, is to bring its flagship restaurant Scotts to South Queensferry, creating around 60 jobs for the town. Set to open at the Port Edgar Marina, just outside of Edinburgh, the restaurant…

Peter Cook

Growth support to be showcased to North East food, drink and agriculture businesses

Food, drink and primary processing businesses in North East Scotland will have a unique opportunity to hear from and engage with key organisations that can support their growth ambitions at a workshop next week. The…

iona Sinclair, Elle McCann and June McCann of Stirling Whisky Shop pick up their award for Off License of the Year (Central Scotland) at the Independent Retail Awards ceremony

Stirling Whisky Shop Named Best Off License in Central Scotland

A popular Stirling spirits shop has been named Central Scotland’s Off License of the Year.  Stirling Whisky Shop, based in the city’s Spittal Street, was presented with the honour at the Scottish Independent Retail Awards…

Lidl store

Lidl launches first ‘Scottish Food & Drink Week’

Lidl is adding 50 new locally-sourced products to the shelves of its 94 stores across Scotland for the launch of its very first Scottish Food and Drink Week on Thursday 27th April. The 50 new…

Makar Gin Infused Smoked Salmon

Scottish delegation fishing for new international trade in Brussels

46 Scottish seafood companies will be heading over to Brussels this week to do business at Seafood Expo Global, the world’s largest seafood show. The delegation heading across the channel this year has grown by around…

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