BrewDog has launched its first ever BrewPub

BrewDog has launched its first ever BrewPub featuring a 10hl brewing kit. BrewDog Tower Hill, London will be the Aberdeenshire brewery’s largest stand-alone bar site and the only place in the UK outside its headquarters in…

Barclays supports Craufurdland Estate with £500k package

Craufurdland Estate in Kilmarnock, has received funding from Barclays to help launch the Laird’s Table, a new restaurant set in the grounds of the 800-year old, family-owned Estate. The restaurant, set on a loch in…

Local butcher makes the best burgers in Scotland

Muirhead butcher S. Collins & Son has kicked off its BBQ season winning the accolade of “Best beef burger in Scotland” with the Diamond Award in the category at the Scottish Craft Butchers Awards 2018.   S. Collins & Son, twice voted Scottish Butcher Shop of the Year,…

Edinburgh Gin Deal Just The Tonic For £100k Musselburgh Scottish Sprint Cup

Edinburgh Gin has teamed up with Scotland’s fastest horse race in a three-year sponsorship deal. The £100,000 Edinburgh Gin Scottish Sprint Cup at Musselburgh Racecourse on Saturday 9 June is a highlight of the Scottish…

New BrewDog CFO appointed to assist global expansion

Craft brewery, BrewDog, has appointed Jason Marshall to the newly created role of Chief Financial Officer. Jason brings a great wealth of experience to the role having served in the Coca-Cola system for 20 years.…

Developments at Bowhouse put Fife food and drink on the map

Bowhouse, Fife’s new food innovation hub is unveiling its expanded portfolio of makers based at the St Monans site alongside new funding to support start up food and drink businesses. In the ten months since…

Grape & Grain named top bar in Scotland for wine selection

Aberdeen’s Grape & Grain has been named best bar in Scotland for its wine selection. The upmarket wine bar, which opened on the city’s Thistle Street in September, was announced winner of the Best Wine…

rora dairy secures a place on the shelf at Morrisons with “Local Foodmakers” contract

rora dairy’s premium yogurt, made fresh on its farm at Middleton of Rora, Longside, Peterhead, has been named as one of the ‘Nation’s Local Foodmakers’ by Morrisons. rora dairy pitched for the sought after shelf…

James Watt: When Dragon’s Den turned down BrewDog

Back in 2009, after BrewDog had been running successfully for two years, we applied to go on Dragon’s Den and pitch to the Dragons. We got through the initial application process and were selected for…

Distilling returns to the Scottish Borders after an absence of nearly 200 years

The Borders Distillery in Hawick opens its doors to the public today (1st May 2018), marking the revival of an industry that had ceased to exist in the region for nearly 200 years - the last-known…

Shortlist announced for Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards

62 food and drink businesses from across Scotland are celebrating after being announced as finalists for the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2018. (Link to the list of nominations) The awards received a record…

Product demand sparks expansion plans for Shetland social enterprise

A unique product developed by a community organisations in Shetland is proving so popular that the group’s trading company is launching a major expansion. Polycrub enables fruit and vegetables to be grown undercover in extreme…

Highland Chocolatier joins the ranks of British excellence

Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier has been invited to join Walpole, the prestigious alliance of Britain’s leading luxury brands. Walpole boasts an impressive tradition of supporting excellence in British craftsmanship, innovation, design, style, and impeccable service,…

Monty joins Loch Lomond Whiskies

Loch Lomond Whiskies, The Official Spirit of The Open, has agreed a high-profile partnership with Colin Montgomerie to promote the brand’s range of award winning single malts across the world. The independent Scotch whisky distiller…

Tor Na Coille Hotel celebrates two AA Rosettes and four-star rating

A north east country house hotel is celebrating success after being awarded two AA Rosettes following a recent inspection. The Tor Na Coille Hotel in Banchory now joins a handful of other restaurants in the…

Seafood processors unite to form federation

At a recent meeting of the Scottish Seafood Association, Scottish Pelagic Processors Association and significant large independent processors there was unanimous agreement that a Federation be formed with an extended invitation to other Scottish seafood…

Douneside House scoops Hotel Chef of the Year at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2018

Douneside House in Tarland, Aberdeenshire scooped the coveted Hotel Chef of the Year award at the prestigious Scottish Hotel Awards. At the high-profile ceremony, held on Sunday evening at the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa…

Lidl’s Scottish Gin Festival stocks up on £180,000 of gin

Lidl is launching a new range of artisan gins, as part of its first in-store Scottish Gin Festival, with craft distillers throughout the country benefiting from a combined business deal worth more than £180,000. Six…

Brand refresh and pack redesign for Bunnahabhain

Islay single malt Scotch whisky, Bunnahabhain, has undergone a brand refresh and pack redesign created by Edinburgh-based agency threebrand. Hitting shelves earlier this year, the new design captures the new brand positioning of a ‘captivating journey'…

Expansion would be icing on the cake for Edinburgh bakery

Edinburgh’s only fully gluten free bakery, Sugar Daddy’s, is set to expand and is calling out for dietary challenged cake lovers across the city to rise to the occasion. The family run business has seen…

Edinburgh’s first single malt whisky distillery for 90 years completes £5.8m fundraise

Edinburgh’s first single malt whisky distillery for 90 years has successfully completed a £5.8m funding drive to help fund the creation of a new distillery and visitor experience, spanning 11,969 sq ft, in the heart of Scotland’s…

Blackburn roundabout Starbucks sold to private client

South Fornet Estates has sold the Starbucks Drive Thru at Westpark, Blackburn to a private client. The coffee giant opened at Blackburn at the end of 2017 and the concept is proving extremely popular - the high profile…

BrewDog revenue up 55% as 8,000 shareholders attend AGM

Scottish brewery, BrewDog held its ninth annual general meeting last Saturday. The event saw over 65,000 pints of beer served to 8,000 of its loyal Equity Punk investors from around the world who descended on…

ANM Group profitability delivers trading members bonus

ANM Group – one of Scotland’s most active and influential farming, food and finance co-operatives – has reported a trading profit of £572,000, for the year ending 31st December 2017. In addition, the group has announced it…

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New £150,000 kitchen as part of hotel’s multi-million redevelopment

A 29-year-old Head Chef has been handed his dream task – to design his own purpose-built kitchen from scratch as part of the multi million expansion of Ten Hill Place Hotel. Rising star Alan Dickson –…