Food & Drink

Revolución de Cuba. Glasgow

Revolution Bars Group continues Scottish expansion with new Revoluciòn de Cuba brand

Revolution Bars Group has opened a new site in Glasgow under the Revoluciòn de Cuba brand, their second opening in Scotland in recent months. This...
Marketing Director, Robert Graham

Graham’s extends range with new naturally protein-rich product

Graham’s the Family Dairy has launched a new quark product to their award winning range. Protein 22 is thick and creamy, similar to yogurt...
AK's Gin

Arbikie launches latest ‘Field-to-Bottle’ Gin

‘Field-to- Bottle’ specialist distiller, Arbikie is to launch their latest gin in time for ‘Burns Night’ on 24th January. ‘AK’S Gin’ is named after Alexander...
Esther Binnie

Innis & Gunn appoints Finance Director with double turnover target

Scottish independent brewer Innis & Gunn has appointed Esther Binnie as its new Finance Director and Board member. Binnie will contribute to the strategic direction...
Founder and Owner, Heather McDonald

Scottish craft brewer enters the US Market

Nairn based Scottish craft brewer, WooHa Brewing Company has exported 20 pallets of beer to the USA as it ramps up its export strategy. Tennessee...
Fergus Ewing

Scottish Government announces agriculture champions

The Scottish Government has appointed four Agriculture Champions to advise on the development of a strategy for the sector. The Agriculture Champions will help develop...
Representatives of J&I Smith Bakers received their award

Huntly baker takes gold in 18th World Championship Scotch Pie Awards

Huntly based J&I Smith Bakers has won a gold award at the 18th World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2017. The company was presented with the...
Chris Tonner

Catering duo team up for new outside catering venture

An award-winning North East chef and bartender duo have launched a new outside catering company. Salt & Sauce is a collaboration between Chris Tonner, formally...
Martin Waddell

Edinburgh company launches new truffle investment programme

Edinburgh based Truffle Farms Europe Ltd (TFE), has launched a new truffle farm investment programme that, according to the company’s founder Martin Waddell; “will...
Store manager Alexander McKelvie opening Aldi's newest store in Port Glasgow

Six new Scottish stores for Aldi in 2017

Aldi has ambitious plans to expand its Scottish presence as it moves ahead with growth plans for 2017. Over the next 12 months, the retailer...
Simon Howie

Simon Howie sells more than £3m of Haggis a year

With more than £3 million of total haggis sales for the year, the Simon Howie Original Haggis has been named the world’s best-selling haggis,...
Patrick Hughes has been appointed as the new Head of Seafood Scotland

Seafood Scotland nets a new leader

Patrick Hughes has been appointed as the new Head of Seafood Scotland, the organisation set up “by the industry for the industry” in 1999...
Alan Downie

Aberdeenshire fish business lands £50,000 Aldi deal

Downies of Whitehills has landed a £50,000 deal to supply ALDI stores in Scotland with freshly prepared Cullen Skink. The chilled Cullen Skink is on...
Fergus Ewing

Scottish food and drink sector continues to look forward

Haggis manufacturers, bakeries and breweries are among 47 food and drink manufacturers who raised a glass to the new year after securing funding from...
Christian Nissen

Dundee firm invests £1m in new speciality food range

Dundee-based Highland Game has invested over £1m launching a range of specialilty meats including buffalo and ostrich into supermarkets across the UK. The adventurous new...
George McIvor, National Chairman of Master Chefs of Great Britain (right) in Entier’s Training Academy kitchen presenting much sought after Master Chef’s white jacket and member certificate to Alisdair Macsween, Entier Executive Chef (left).

Entier’s Executive Chef Inducted into the Master Chefs’ Hall of Fame

Entier’s Executive Chef, Ali Macsween has taken another giant leap forward in his culinary career as he is inducted into the prestigious institution of...
Cameron and June McCann

Stirling Gin wins People’s Choice Award

An artisan gin created by a Stirling couple in their kitchen has been crowned winner of the 2016 People’s Choice Award. June and Cameron McCann’s...

Innis & Gunn wins big at The World Beer Championships

Innis & Gunn has won a series of awards at the Tastings.com World Beer Championships in the U.S. The independent Scottish brewer's Rum Finish was...
Carol Graham (Marketing Director), Dr Robert Graham (Chairman), Jean Graham (Board Member) and Robert Graham (MD).

Graham’s The Family Dairy crowned no. 1 Scottish food brand

To be crowned number one Scottish food brand is an accolade many brands dream of but for Graham’s The Family Dairy this has become...
Lidl store

Two Scottish food suppliers in seven figure Lidl deal

Scottish Gourmet and William Sword Ltd will provide food products for Lidl's new McKinlay’s range of ready meals. The deals are worth more than £750,000...
St. Andrews Beer Kitchen

Fourth Innis & Gunn Beer Kitchen set for Glasgow

Craft brewer Innis & Gunn is set to launch its latest Beer Kitchen in Glasgow's Ashton Lane, following its recent crowdfunding campaign. The accelerated expansion...
Peterhead Harbour

£45 million boost for Scottish fishing industry

The Scottish fishing industry will benefit from deals set to deliver additional fishing opportunities worth around £45 million, following annual negotiations in Brussels, Fisheries...
From left - Calum Wright and Robbie Moult

Independent Tex-Mex eatery takes on new residency

A Tex-Mex food company has secured a second fixed location to provide its food residency services in the space of five months. FreshMex, launched in...
The Teasmith creators Nick & Emma Smalley

Aberdeenshire couple launch tea infused gin

An Aberdeenshire husband and wife have created Scotland’s first premium gin distilled with hand-picked tea, inspired by Aberdeenshire’s rich history and links to the...
Scotland's other national drink

Scotland’s ‘Top 10’ food brands – Can you name them?

It's probably not too difficult to guess which company has been selected as Scotland's No. 1 Food Brand for 2016. Yes, it's Irn-Bru, the tongue...

Food & Drink

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North-East golf networking group swings into action

A new north-east networking group has swung into action offering a unique combination of sport, socialising and business networking. The 19th Hole, founded by experienced...

Nicholson Solutions Appointed as Education Partner by Digital Marketing Institute

The Digital Marketing Institute has appointed Aberdeen company Nicholson Solutions to deliver its Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing in Scotland. The SQA accredited professional...

Interviews

SureVoIP's Managing Director Gavin Henry

Interview: Gavin Henry – A man destined to succeed

SureVoIP's Managing Director Gavin Henry is over the moon about last year's ITSPA award win for Best Business ITSP (medium enterprise), an accolade that...
Ruairidh Wynne-McHardy

Interview: The Scottish Lawyer who became a Digital Entrepreneur

Ruairidh Wynne-McHardy admits that being a qualified lawyer who is also a self-taught programmer is a strange mix but the two skills combined perfectly...
Ray Riddoch

Gillian Thomson: An Interview with Ray Riddoch – Leadership in a Downturn

It feels that in the last two years we have been bombarded with doom and gloom stories here in Aberdeen, where much of the...
Jack Cairney

Interview: Jack Cairney, Founder of BeFound – How to launch a software company

SBNN caught up with BeFound founder and search marketing expert Jack Cairney. We talked about launching a small business, motivation, technology and of course...
Craig Buchan

Craig Buchan: The continuing journey of Qpal

I sat with great expectations of becoming a frequent blogger back in April after I put the finishing touches to my first chronicle, Coming...

Columnists

Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: My Return to Marketing Consultancy – Week three

It’s fair to say I’m struggling to know how best to name these posts. I think I’ll stick with this iteration. Sorry, I digress....
Julie Mitchell-Mehta

Julie Mitchell-Mehta: Recommended Tools To Help Your Website Work Better

Is your website working? I’m sure you know that it’s live and all the buttons do what they are supposed to do. But is...
Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: My Return to Marketing Consultancy – Days 2-4

When I published the recap of day 1 last week, I promised myself that I would do the same each day of this week. Clearly,...
Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: My Return to Marketing Consultancy – Day 1

Well that’s not the catchiest of headlines I’ve ever written, but it does what it says on the tin, right? That phrase is so overused....
Clare Scott

Clare Scott: How does your company cope with Christmas?

It’s December. That means we’re officially allowed to mention the ‘C’ word. But which approach does your company adopt when it comes to the...