Food & Drink

Fergus Ewing

New £8m funding for Scottish fisheries businesses

Sea fisheries, aquaculture and processing businesses will receive more than £8 million of EU and Scottish Government funding, including £1.6 million for projects in...
Kirkjuvagr Gin

New Kirkwall gin distillery and visitor centre work underway

Work is underway on Orkney Distilling Limited’s new distillery and visitor centre in Kirkwall, with the facility expected to be open by late summer...

Focus farms unveiled at Farm Profit Programme launch

Six diverse farms in the north and north east of Scotland have been announced as the focus at a Farm Profit Programme update evening...
STRIVE biltong

Meatsnacks secures BP M&S Simply Food listing

The largest producer of jerky and biltong in Europe, Forres based Meatsnacks Group Ltd, will launch three new lines nationwide throughout BP M&S Simply...
Staff at the Leven Valley welcome the restaurants reopening

New Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery Opens

Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery are delivering an exciting new look and dining experience for all who visit its Glasgow restaurant; The Leven Valley. Located on...
Aberdeen Football Club

Pittodrie events partner sees boost in revenue

Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, the long-standing catering partner to Aberdeen Football Club, has reported a record Christmas season at the venue, experiencing its...
Fiona Hyslop

Scottish food and drink exports to Japan rises 9% to nearly £100m

The value of Scottish food and drink exports to Japan has surged to almost £100 million, strongly supported by the country’s growing taste for...
Left to right are Marcus Pickering and Matthew Gammell of Summerhall Distillery, producers of Pickering's Gin, and Stuart Lunn of LendingCrowd (1) (by Stewart Attwood)

LendingCrowd financing to raise £350,000 for Pickering’s Gin

LendingCrowd, one of the UK’s fastest-growing alternative finance lenders to the SME market, has launched a debt financing round for Pickering’s Gin producer, Summerhall...
Some of the team at the reopened Adelphi Kitchen showcase the new dishes

The Adelphi Kitchen relaunched under new management

Popular Aberdeen restaurant The Adelphi Kitchen has reopened to the public, after being bought by new owners. The venue closed in September 2016 but has...
From left - Jimmy Buchan and Michael Bates

Jimmy Buchan takes on new role with Scottish Seafood Association

The Scottish Seafood Association (SSA), national representative body for Scottish seafood processors, has appointed Jimmy Buchan as its new Business Manager. Jimmy, who is well...
L-R Roger Hall (FD at Inver House) and Simon Woodcock (Bank of Scotland)

Distillers set for growth with £45million funding package

One of Scotland’s leading single malt whisky producers, Inver House Distillers, has positioned itself for growth by securing a £45million asset-based lending (ABL) facility...
Krish Bhetuwal, co-director at 8848

8848 wins at Aberdeen’s Best Curry Awards

8848 Restaurant has won the Best Indian Restaurant in Aberdeen City category at Aberdeen’s Best Curry Awards recently held at the city’s Double Tree...
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...

Food & Drink

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Interviews

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...
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Interview – Digital forensics specialist leading the attack against cyber crime

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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

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Columnists

Mark Gillanders

Mark Gillanders: “Hustle” The most important word ever in sales?

"Your talent is not enough you’ve got to put in the work" The title of this post is taken from a Gary Vaynerchuk video –...
Clare Scott

Clare Scott: Three great habits to cultivate in 2017

Apparently most of us who bothered to make New Year’s resolutions will have broken them by now. This raises a question: instead of throwing ourselves...
Julie Mitchell-Mehta

Your Inbound Marketing New Year’s Resolution

How are your resolutions going? Are you still in the gym three times a week or is the pub beginning to look more appealing?...
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...