Louise and Shona Clelland

Edinburgh Bed & Breakfast triumphs in National Awards

Millers64 on Pilrig Street, Edinburgh  has been named Best Bed & Breakfast at the 6th annual Food and Drink Reader Awards. The upgraded Victorian terrace was the only Scottish venue to be recognised in its…

Angela Vickers - Lifetime Achievement Award

Women in Hospitality and Tourism Awards winners announced

Business Women Scotland celebrated the stars that make our leisure time shine, with the inaugural Women in Hospitality & Tourism Awards at the DoubleTree Hilton, Glasgow last week. The aim of the awards was to…

James and Linda Mclean, milk producers for First Milk Mull of Kintyre and Campbeltown cheddars with Bidfood’s Katie Sillars

Bidfood Scotland launches new Scottish dairy and eggs range

Scottish dairy and egg producers across Scotland expect to see business grow thanks to a raft of new listings with UK-wide foodservice company, Bidfood. Bidfood Scotland is launching a full range of Scottish dairy products…

Knops Beer

Craft brewer adds Radisson Blu Edinburgh contract

East Lothian based Knops Brewing Company is to supply a total of 3,500 bottles of its Musselburgh Broke (4.5% ABV), California Common (4.6% ABV) and East Coast Pale Ale (3.8% ABV) beers to the Radisson…

Tim McCreath

Turnover and profits dip at Simpsons Malt

Independent maltster, Simpsons Malt, has reported a marginal decrease in profit before tax to £9.3 million (£9.9m) for the financial year ending on 31st December 2016 with turnover dipping to £143.8 million (£160.7m). The firm…

Andy Bing, Sales Director (centre); along with Michelle Devine, Associate Director of sponsors, Grant Thornton; and Hardeep Singh Kohli (right)

Regional Growth win for Loch Duart Salmon at top UK Food Awards

Loch Duart, the Hebrides and Sutherland based salmon farming business, has been named Regional Growth Business for Scotland & Northern Ireland at the Food and Drink Federation Awards 2017. On an amazing night for the…

(from L to R): Craig and Lindsay Wilson

The Kilted Chef’s restaurant cooks up success with Barclays deal

Eat on the Green, one of the North East’s most well-established restaurants, is planning for future growth thanks to support from Barclays. The fine dining restaurant in Udny, Aberdeenshire, which was founded by ‘The Kilted…

Lidl held its first “Supplier Open Day” event for Scottish suppliers

Lidl plan to to work with more Scottish suppliers

Lidl held its first “Supplier Open Day” event for Scottish suppliers during the Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight as it aims to increase its Scottish product offering. The event was held at the company’s Regional…

Scot Kelly, MD; Alan Johnstone; Ally West; Gurmit Bhachu; Jamie Andrew, Director.

Trio of Fife food company workers rack up 125 years service

A trio of Fife food company workers have been congratulated for notching up 125 years service. Three employees of Foodmek, which designs, manufactures and installs machinery for the global food and drinks industry, have worked…

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…

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