Food & Drink

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Scotland’s food and drink exports to North America reached £1 billion in 2016

Scottish food and drink companies have recently secured £8m of export sales to North America. Companies including Associated Seafoods, Eden Mill Distillery and Mara Seaweed...
Cairngorm Brewery

Scottish craft brewer sets its sights on international markets

Award-winning craft brewer, Cairngorm Brewery, has announced plans to export its ales to new markets after working with Bank of Scotland to identify opportunities. Following...

Caorunn gin achieves nationwide Tesco listing

Scottish gin, Caorunn (pronounced “ka-roon”), has gained a  listings in Tesco stores nationwide. Double digit volume growth has been achieved every year since the brand...

Ice Cream not just a summer treat

Scots now buy almost as much ice cream during the coldest months as the summer, industry figures have revealed. October to March sales at Mackie’s...
Dundee Station and hotel

Dundee Waterfront site released for occupation

The café bar that will be a stand-out feature of Dundee’s new £18m Railway Station has been released for occupation by Dundee Waterfront. Sited on...
Scott Allen is Managing Director at Allen Associates (HPE) Ltd

Allen Associates targets craft distillers in expansion drive

Stirling based distillery design engineers, Allen Associates, is ramping up its international presence and targeting the craft distilling sector as it looks to build...
David Littlewood

Aberdeenshire Chef Becomes Youngest Ever President of The Federation of Chefs Scotland

The Federation of Chefs Scotland has appointed its youngest ever President. David Littlewood (34), chef proprietor of both The Tor Na Coille Hotel in...
(from left to right) Sponsor RBS’ Janice Cunningham and Sydney Chasin

Napier graduate secures funding for healthy popcorn alternative

An Edinburgh Napier graduate and current Bright Red Triangle incubatee has had her work recognised at a showcase of Scotland’s top entrepreneurial talent. Sydney Chasin...

Glen’s Platinum Vodka to invest millions in new UK campaign

Glen’s Platinum Vodka is investing over £1.5 million annually in an extensive new promotional campaign that will include premium outdoor advertising across the UK. The...
Friederike and Ali and Gower

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched to Fund New Chocolate Factory

One of Scotland’s leading chocolatiers has launched a £30,000 crowd funding campaign to develop a new chocolate factory. Based in East Lothian with an outlet...
Seaweed farming

Commercial seaweed farming guidlines set out

The first set of policy guidelines for the commercial cultivation of seaweed in Scotland were published today (27th March 2017). This development will create opportunities...
Jack Marshall

Tapside Coffee Machines celebrates 35th anniversary with expansion plans

Tapside Coffee Machine Rentals celebrates its 35th anniversary with the launch of an expansion programme south of the border and plans to increase its...
St. Enoch Atrium food court

St. Enoch invests £1.5m in its food court

St. Enoch Centre has invested £1.5 million in its food court in order to develop a new and feel. The Glasgow shopping destination has refurbished...
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Restaurant group out to train future rivals

A restaurant group is taking an unconventional approach to staff training - by preparing their top employees to leave the business. Kained Holdings recently launched a...
The Wester Ross Fisheries team

Wester Ross aquaculture business recognised at Scottish Export Awards 2017

Scotland’s oldest independent owner-operated salmon farm which operates from Dingwall and Ullapool has been recognised at the HSBC Scottish Export Awards 2017. Wester Ross Fisheries...
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£10m backing to boost Scotland’s food and drink industry growth

New funding to further support Scotland’s “phenomenal” food and drink industry has been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The Scottish Government, its enterprise agencies,...
(left to right) John McLintock, director of operations, Brakes Scotland, and Gary Maclean

Brakes Scotland partnership with MasterChef champion

Scottish foodservice provider, Brakes Scotland, has announced a new partnership with MasterChef: The Professionals winner Gary Maclean. The partnership follows the launch of Brakes...
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£30 billion plan to double Scottish Food & Drink Industry size by 2030

A new, ambitious strategy to drive growth in Scotland’s farming, fishing, food and drink industry was unveiled today (23rd March) by industry body, Scotland...
Stefano Pieraccini

Saint Andrews’ Seafood Restaurant sold to young entrepreneur

The iconic glass and steel cube Seafood Restaurant, which overlooks the North Sea on Saint Andrews’ Bruce Embankment, has been acquired by young entrepreneur,...
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BrewDog sales hit nearly £72m with eyes on an Asian brewery

Surging demand from the Far East may see BrewDog open a brewery in Asia the company has said as it reveals its latest figures. Revenue...

Ian Stirling: How to build a distillery in Edinburgh part 3 – The Design...

Fascinated that someone was writing a diary blog about their proposed £5m new Edinburgh distillery project, we asked Ian Stirling of Port of Leith...
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Ardgowan Distillery launches £17 million investors fundraising drive

A new distillery 30 miles west of Glasgow has launched a £17 million funding drive. The Ardgowan Distillery secured planning permission from Inverclyde Council earlier...
John Fox

‘Deep reservoir’ of private capital for investment in Scottish businesses

Inverness-based corporate finance advisors Balgair Ltd is now a registered Capital Raising Advisor (CRA) with DealWire, delivering a regular flow of private debt and...
Lynn Mann of Supernature

Supernature Oils secures Hong Kong listing

Supernature Oils has secured a listing for several of its multi award-winning cold pressed rapeseed oil products with grocery retailer Park’n’Shop in Hong Kong,...

£300million BrewDog wooing new investor and potential IPO

BrewDog may need to cozy up to the city investors that it has previously mocked after the Ellon-based brewer revealed it may consider an...

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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...