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...

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 ‘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...

Supernature Oils secures Dubai retailer listing

Supernature Oils has secured a listing for several of its multi award-winning cold pressed rapeseed oil products to an up-market grocery retailer in Dubai. With...

Larger catches at Macduff for first time in a decade

An agreement has been reached between Macduff Harbour and Marine Scotland to relax designated port status regulations which have been in force for more...

Scottish gin scaling up production due to demand

A Scottish gin has doubled projected start-up figures and is scaling up production five-fold due to increased market demand. Porter’s Gin, an award winning,...

Gluten-free brewery secures Bidvest Foodservice deal

The UK’s first dedicated gluten-free microbrewery, is toasting a new contract to supply Bidvest Foodservice across the UK. With the rapid growth in the free-from...

Whisky company to sponsor Hollywood Critics’ Choice Awards

Aberdeenshire based, Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky has been announced as the official spirits sponsor of the Critics’ Choice Awards in Hollywood. Final preparations are well...

Bar Soba plans seven new locations after £3m BGF investment

Bar Soba, the Glasgow-based bar and restaurant chain, is preparing to open a further seven restaurants following a £3m investment by BGF (Business Growth...

First ever white rum distilled in Scotland launching

The first white rum to be distilled on Scottish soil has been launched this month. SeaWolf has been created by Mike Aikman and Jason Scott,...

Scottish microbrewery doubles projected start up figures

A Scottish microbrewery is celebrating success as it continues to make waves in the brewing industry after doubling its projected start up figures in...
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Angus & Oink Close In On £5,000 Tesco BackIt Total

Angus & Oink, the barbecue company, is closing in on its £5,000 crowd funding Tesco BackIt campaign, as it celebrates hitting 70% pledged. The...

The Lantern Room to open in the Courtyard Edinburgh

Next month, David Watson, Head Chef at Courtyard Edinburgh, will be eagerly anticipating the opening night of The Lantern Room, the restaurant and bar...
David Mundell

Scottish Secretary hosts London St Andrew’s Day ‘Taste of Scotland’ event

The best of Scotland’s food, drink and produce will be celebrated in the heart of London today , as Scottish Secretary David Mundell welcomes...

Lidl announce six-figure deal with Scottish vegetable supplier

Angus-based business Stirfresh has agreed a new six-figure deal with Lidl to supply five brand new fruit and vegetable products for the supermarket’s Oaklands...

Innis & Gunn doubles crowdfunding target and raises £2.5 million

Independent brewer Innis & Gunn surpassed its equity crowdfunding target by £1.5 million, raising a total of £2.5 million when its Crowdcube powered, AdventureCapital™...
Simon Howie

Simon Howie launches gluten free Haggis

Scottish butcher Simon Howie has launched the world’s first widely-available gluten free haggis ahead of Burns Night. Simon Howie said: “We are delighted to announce...

Glasgow’s ‘best kept secret’ sold to group of entrepreneurs

Glasgow's Cozi Bistro has now been sold to a group of entrepreneurs who are planning on rebranding the premises into a 100% organic cafe...

Highland Brewery does Ocado deal

WooHa Brewing Company now offers its core range of four beers with online grocery retailer Ocado. Ocado is the first major retailer to take all...

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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

Louise MacLean

Interview: Louise MacLean of Signature Pubs - a day in the life

Louise MacLean, head of sales, marketing and PR at the Signature Pub Group, is an industry veteran having started as a graduate trainee with...
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...

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...