The Amber Bar at The Scotch Whisky Experience

The Scotch Whisky Experience toasts £8.2m turnover

The Scotch Whisky Experience, the five-star whisky visitor attraction in Edinburgh, has reported its busiest ever year. Figures for the attraction’s last financial year indicate...
A typical school canteen

£750 million potential market for procurement of food and drink public contracts

More Scottish food and drink could be served in schools, hospitals and other public buildings, under plans to boost the economy by making public-sector...
An artist impression of the new Coach House

New million pound Bridge of Weir venture for Buzzworks

Hospitality group Buzzworks, is branching out from its Ayrshire roots as it announces its new venue in Bridge of Weir named The Coach House,...
André de Almeida (Loch Lomond Group) Fred Creighton (World Duty Free) Francois Bourienne (Glasgow Airport)

Loch Lomond Group partners with Glasgow Airport in global whisky launch

Independent distillers, Loch Lomond Group, has launched their inaugural global travel retail (GTR) range of whiskies at their local airport, Glasgow International. The Group, which...

New president of NFU Scotland voted in

Dumfriesshire farmer Andrew McCornick has been elected the 62nd President of NFU Scotland. Mr McCornick, previously a Vice President at the Union, now takes over...
Black Isle founder David Gladwin

Black Isle Brewing Co. to be stocked in Majestic Wine

Black Isle Brewing Co. has secured a national off-trade listing with Majestic Wine, the UK’s largest independent wine retailer. The deal will see the organic...
LR - Carmen Tripney, Susan Low, Andrew Scarlett, Kirsty Maxwell, Derek Reid, Nickola Thomson

Scarletts Honey signs £100,000 ALDI deal

Perthshire-based Scarletts Beekeepers and Honey Packers has signed a £100,000 deal to supply ALDI stores in Scotland with Scottish Blossom Honey, the latest addition...
l-r Stewart Laing, Jim McEwan, Andrew Laing, Scott Laing, Photo credit - Ralph Dunning

Whisky legend tempted out of retirement for new role

World-renowned whisky distiller Jim McEwan has been appointed Production Director of Ardnahoe Distillery on Islay - 18 months after he retired. The Islay-born whisky industry...
Awards presenter Carol Smilie with Brian Sarafilovic, Managing Director of Pars Foods

Sodexo football pies score high at World Pie Championships

Sodexo has scored a sweep of awards at the prestigious World Scotch Pie Championships. The catering specialist’s Mince Pie at Aberdeen Football Club was named...
University of Aberdeen

New tool designed to help food industry set climate change targets

A new tool has been launched which enables agriculture and food companies to identify reasonable greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for the sector. Funded by...
Tobermory Distillery

Distell to invest in distillery upgrade at Tobermory

South African spirit and wine producer, Distell Group Ltd, is planning to invest in its Tobermory distillery and visitor centre. The distillery will stop production...
Men’s Health Fuel Beef Jerky

Forres company launches Men’s Health Fuel Beef Jerky

Forres based Meatsnacks Group Ltd, the largest producer of jerky and biltong in Europe has launched a new Men’s Health Fuel Beef Jerky. With the...
Scotch Whisky Association

Whisky generates £5bn a year for UK economy

New figures reveal gin and beer are following in the footsteps of exporting phenomenon Scotch whisky. The celebration of poet Robert Burns is now marked...

Fallen Brewing doubles its capacity and launches range in cans

Scottish craft brewer Fallen Brewing has installed a canning line and plans to move  its entire beer range into cans thus doubling its output. Fallen...
Andrew Scott

Victus Consultancy agrees partnership with The Hotel Management Company

Perthshire-based Victus Consultancy has announced a partnership with the newly formed The Hotel Management Company based in London. Andrew Scott of Victus will take charge...

Food and drink strategy engagement road tour

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), Scotland Food & Drink and Scottish Enterprise are holding a series of events to discuss the emerging 2030 food...
Kenny Blair, Buzzworks Holdings MD

Buzzworks opens ninth Scottish location and hits £15m turnover

Buzzworks Holdings  has been recognised as one of ‘The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For’ in the UK - one of only...
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...

Promoted Content

Angus Lee, Jason Moir and Andrew Smith

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

Bruce Hydes

Interview: Bruce Hydes of Edgar Stewart. The changing face of recruitment

Home to three leading specialist brands in the Scottish recruitment sector, namely Talented, Edgar Stewart and Cyrus Selection, ESS Holdings (Edinburgh) Ltd is a...
Neil Logan

Interview: Neil Logan, CEO of Incremental Group

Hot on the heels of announcing that digital technology specialist Incremental Group had successfully secured £500,000 of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) support from Scottish...
Ian Stevenson

Interview - Digital forensics specialist leading the attack against cyber crime

Ian Stevenson, CEO of Cyan Forensics, is a computer scientist by training, and has spent the last 20 years in and around startups, first...
Joe Afif, founder & managing director of graduate recruitment jobsite Gradit

Interview : Recruitment professional matches tech graduates to jobs using algorithms

Joe Afif, founder & managing director of graduate recruitment jobsite Gradit, is a self confessed “millennial“ whose big idea was sparked while working in...
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...

Columnists

Ian Stirling: How to build a distillery in Edinburgh part 2 - Capacity

Fascinated that someone was writing a diary blog about their proposed £5m new Edinburgh distillery project, we asked Ian Stirling of Port of Leith...

Laura Sutherland - 9 top tips for mobile marketing

Aura PR’s Laura Sutherland looks at the opportunities which lie in mobile marketing. The mobile has climbed the ladder to be one of the...
Yekemi Otaru

Yekemi Otaru: 12 engaging ideas for engineering companies

Even in so-called boring industries, there is great content. But finding new content ideas can be a real problem for marketing teams. Particularly in engineering...

Ian Stirling: How to build a distillery in Edinburgh part 1 - Three things

Fascinated that someone was writing a diary blog about their proposed £5m new Edinburgh distillery project, we asked Ian Stirling of Port of Leith...
Kieran O'Connor

Kieran O’Connor: Top 10 Life Lessons For Engineers

1. Some things will always take longer than you first think Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into...