BrewDog smashes £10m crowdfunding record with Equity for Punks IV

North East based BrewDog has smashed a world record by hitting £10m via its latest Equity for Punks scheme through the issue of shares and mini-bonds. ...Read More

Royal Deeside Tunes Up For Food and Fiddle Fortnight

Royal Deeside will again provide the scenic backdrop as the area serves up another helping of its annual Food and Fiddle Fortnight, which begins later this week. ...Read More

Mackie’s switches on Scotland’s largest solar panel farm

Mackie’s of Scotland is set to switch on the largest solar panel farm in the country today, which will generate the equivalent amount of energy required to make four million litres of ice cream. ...Read More

Record American visitors attend Spirit of Speyside

More American visitors flocked to this year’s Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival than ever before, highlighting its growing global appeal. ...Read More

Call for coffee chains to source Scottish

Scotland’s Rural Affairs, Food and Environment Secretary has called on high street coffee chains to “rally round Scotland’s farmers in their hour of need” and source more local produce. ...Read More

Krispy Kreme opens new Aberdeen store

More than 80 people were waiting in line yesterday morning – some for several hours – eagerly anticipating the launch of a new Krispy Kreme doughnut store in Aberdeen. ...Read More

The Bay Fish & Chips launches new mobile kitchen

The Bay Fish & Chips has launched its first kitchen on wheels, no longer confining the award-winning business to the shores of Stonehaven. ...Read More

Scotland’s Changing Demographics Could Offer Untapped Opportunities for Food and Drink Businesses

Statistics recently released by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) demonstrated that Scotland’s population is reaching a record high, with improvements in health care contributing to increased life expectancy rates. ...Read More

New appointments for Scotland Food & Drink Board

Scotland Food & Drink has appointed two new members to its board, hailing from a hotel in Oban, and grocery shop and tearoom in Inverurie. ...Read More

Marcliffe gets new £1 million facelift and reports £7.7 million turnover

The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa has given itself a well-deserved makeover investing £1 million in its Courtyard banqueting suite, foyer, reception area and bedrooms with support from Bank of Scotland, to ensure its five star status in the city. ...Read More

Mackie’s named first Perth Racecourse ice cream partner

Perth Racecourse and its catering partner, Sodexo Prestige, have named Mackie’s as its first ever official ice cream sponsor. ...Read More

Speyside Distillery goes full throttle with launch of Beinn Dubh single malt

Speyside Distillery launched its new black whisky – Beinn Dubh – at Europe’s biggest Harley Davidson motorcycle rally this weekend. ...Read More

Scottish Food and drink sector set to create 14,000 additional jobs by 2020

Scotland’s thriving food and drink sector looks set to experience further significant growth during the next five years, as the £14bn industry focuses on innovating new products, increasing export activity and creating new jobs. ...Read More

Whitelink Seafoods invests in new vessel with support from RBoS

Whitelink Seafoods is investing in a new fishing fleet following financial support from the Royal Bank of Scotland. ...Read More

Sodexo and Mackie’s team up for exclusive ice creams

Sodexo Prestige and Mackie’s of Scotland have been working together to develop three floral ice creams, to be sold exclusively at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. ...Read More

North-east butcher continues awards success

The manager of Davidsons Specialist Butchers Inverurie branch has continued her successful run by recording a place in the finals of a prestigious industry award. ...Read More

The Bay Fish & Chips pops up in Edinburgh

Stonehaven’s The Bay Fish & Chips is to host a one-off pop-up restaurant evening in an Edinburgh eatery later this month. ...Read More

All female brewery set to Woo the Scottish brewery market

A new Scottish microbrewery is putting a modern twist on traditional brewing by using its scientific knowledge of microbiology to create modern hop strains, alongside state-of-the-art equipment. ...Read More

Spey Valley Brewery on road to £300,000 expansion

Keith based Spey Valley Brewery is building a new £300,000 brew-house in September as part of an ongoing expansion strategy. ...Read More

Scottish Mackerel Industry Warns Against Duty Free Exports for Norway

Representatives of the Scottish Pelagic Processors Association (SPPA) are calling on the Scottish and UK Governments to oppose an agreement which would allow Norway duty free exports of mackerel and herring to EU member countries. ...Read More

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