Scotland’s Food & Drink Success 2016

As part of Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight, we’re championing Scotland’s produce by celebrating our country’s achievements this year so far.

From striking gold at award ceremonies, to landing supermarket deals, we couldn’t be more proud to showcase Scotland’s food and drink successes.


Hebridean Sea Salt Land Sainsbury’s Deal

The Scottish sea salt brand has landed a £180,000 deal with supermarket chain, Sainsbury’s. Hand harvested from the banks of Loch Erisort, Scotland’s first sea salt company uses the simplest of recipes to create its white sea salt flakes. Its Original and Peat Smoked products are now available at the supermarket nationwide.

We wish Hebridean Sea Salt the best of luck with their new partnership!


Williams Bros Hop to Gold at CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival

The only Scottish brewery to make the final, ‘Williams Black’ won gold in the ‘Champion Mild of Britain’ category at this year’s Great British Beer Festival. Williams Bros is the only Scottish cask ale to win a Gold award at the UK’s biggest Real Ale festival for the second year in a row.

This is fantastic news for Scotland’s ever-growing brewing industry. Congratulations to Williams Bros.


Loch Fyne’s New Van Delivery Service

The award-winning brand hits the road to deliver Scotland’s finest seafood all over Scotland. Covering locations such as Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, Ayrshire and Argyll, Loch Fyne Oysters will be available to businesses within the hospitality sector. Produce delivered will include fresh salmon and the full smoked salmon range, fresh oysters, fresh rope grown mussels, queen scallops, king scallops, langoustines and smoked mussels.

An exciting opportunity for Loch Fyne and we wish them all the best with their new service.


Bon Accord is BACK

The Scottish soft drink brand has been brought back to life by great-great granddaughter of the original founders, Karen Knowles with business partner Nathan Burrough. A household name and loved by many, the company has been revived and reimagined for modern day consumers. Bon Accord has launched a new range of soft drinks; cloudy lemonade, rhubarb and tonic water.

We’re so pleased to see the former soft drinks giant back on the scene and are excited to see what the future holds for the family business.

Mara Products Win Great Taste Awards

The Scottish seaweed brand won several awards across the board, including their Applewood Smoke Dulse winning a Gold Medal. Its other products; Kombu, Dulse and Shony also received recognition by all winning an award. Mara turn local seaweed into an essential everyday seasoning, providing a rich source of minerals. Great Taste puts flavour first, above anything else, including packaging and branding, and Mara’s seaweed products fit the bill.

We’re delighted to hear of Mara’s success!


Humphrey and Sons Launch in Aldi

The Ayrshire butcher has landed in Aldi stores across Scotland. Launched back in August, its quality Scottish pork products such as the Pork & Black Pepper Sausages are now available to purchase. We look forward to seeing more of their tasty sausages in stores soon.

There is no denying how successful this year has been for Scotland’s food and drink sector. With 3 months to go, we can’t wait to see what the rest of 2016 holds!

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Alice Will

Alice Will

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Passionate about the power of marketing to enable brands to achieve their goals, Alice leads the team in the creation of powerful campaigns.