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Food & Drink

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 known as the star of the BBC series Trawlermen, brings more than 40 years’ experience...

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 Hotel by Hilton Treetops. Krish Bhetuwal, co-director at 8848, said: “We’re delighted to have won this...

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 the best ‘Football Pie’ while Dundee United’s Steak & Gravy pie and Dundee FC’s Scotch...

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 the KR Foundation, scientists from the University of Aberdeen, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and...

Food and drink strategy engagement road tour

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), Scotland Food & Drink and Scottish Enterprise are holding a series of events to discuss the emerging 2030 food and drink industry strategy. Food and drink businesses are being invited to help identify the issues...

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 Kirkwood Stirling, the father of Arbikie owners Iain, John and David. ‘AK’S Gin’ is distilled using...

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 best mince bridie by TV Personality and entrepreneur, Carol Smillie. A spokesperson said “we are delighted...

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 of Beetroot Restaurants, and Adrian Gomes of 10 Dollar Shake and owner of bars The...

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 shelf now until April as part of ALDI’s Specially Selected winter range and has already...

BrewDog profits soar 69% in “epic” year

Aberdeenshire-based BrewDog has announced its sixth consecutive year of record growth, with profits of £4.9million in 2014. This is an increase of 69% on its annual profit of £2.9million the previous year. The food and drinks...
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