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Food & Drink

Donald Russell appoints new chief executive

NORTH-EAST butcher and Royal Warrant Holder, Donald Russell, has appointed Mike Hoban as its new chief executive. Mr Hoban, former Morrisons marketing director, brings a wealth of experience from both food and retail sectors and will be based at the...

North-east hospitality group receives six-figure funding package

THE McGinty’s Group has secured a six-figure CBILS funding package to help the business emerge from the coronavirus pandemic. With nine sites throughout Aberdeen including McGinty’s Meal an’ Ale and The Silver Darling, The McGinty’s Group employs more than 270...

Royal Deeside hotel scoops national Restaurant of the Year Award

DOUNESIDE House has been named Restaurant of the Year in the Scottish Hotel Awards. The country house hotel, in Tarland, Royal Deeside, picked up the award in the virtual ceremony. Douneside House, which is owned and managed by The MacRobert Trust,...

Launch of local food website to help local businesses

A NORTH-EAST agency has launched a website for local food businesses worldwide to promote their services for free during the Covid-19 pandemic. The developers of the website, digital marketing agency Red Evolution, would like to see the site being used...

Top chef to appear at an Aberdeen hotel

AN ABERDEEN hotel will host a celebrated chef for its Signature fine dining event. Tom Brown, known for his appearances on Great British Menu and Sunday Brunch, will step in to the kitchen at The Chester Hotel for two dining...

Aberdeen Restaurant Week hailed a success

ABERDEEN Restaurant Week has come to a close proving a big hit for the fifth year running. Organisers, Aberdeen Inspired, hailed the event a success with both diners and businesses after 49 restaurants, a record number, took part. Kate Timperley, Aberdeen...

Aberdeenshire gin company looks to the future

AN ABERDEENSHIRE gin company is celebrating success after only three months of trading. Owner of Ellon Gin, Kieren Murphy, is now looking to expand the business and launch new flavours. The 26-year-old is the mastermind behind the popular gin strawberry liqueur...

Aberdeenshire chef wins national seafood competition

AN ABERDEENSHIRE chef has been crowned the winner of a national seafood competition. Ross Cochrane, executive chef at Ballater’s The Rothesay Rooms, won the #PrideofPlate award with his dish of scallops accompanied with fennel, anchovies, and capers. The 35-year-old can now...

Aberdeenshire festival funding boost

AN ABERDEENSHIRE food & drink festival is celebrating a cash boost. Huntly Hairst has been awarded £1,550 from the Connect Local Regional Food Fund Award. They were selected as one of 21 projects and businesses from across Scotland. Laura McNeil, Huntly Hairst...

North East Seafood sector must process impact of Brexit

WRITTEN BY Elaine Lownds of Bethan Customs Consultancy  The fact that the UK exports most of the seafood we catch, while we import most of the fish that we eat is a paradox that is not lost on the fish-processing...
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