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Tennent Caledonian Breweries Launches £4 Million Bottling

    Tennent Caledonian Breweries Launches £4 Million Bottling

Scotland’s most historic and successful brewery, Tennent Caledonian Breweries, has opened a new £4 million state-of-the-art bottling line at its famous Wellpark site in Glasgow. Situated within Wellpark’s 2000 square metre packaging hall, the new £4 million line gives Tennent Caledonian the largest and most technologically advanced beer bottling operation in Scotland, with the capacity […]

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The Scottish Salmon Company Reveals £40 Million Expansion Plans

    The Scottish Salmon Company Reveals £40 Million Expansion Plans

The Scottish Salmon Company has unveiled plans to invest over £40 million to expand its business over the next five years, resulting in the creation of over 100 jobs across the West Coast and islands of Scotland. The Scottish based and operated salmon farming company’s five-year development plan envisages establishing ten new farm sites, increasing […]

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Arla Foods to Expand in Scotland

    Arla Foods to Expand in Scotland

Arla Foods is expanding its business in Scotland, and plans to create a new depot in Bellshill, Glasgow, to handle additional milk and product volumes. Arla is aiming to increase production capacity by almost 40% at its Lockerbie dairy in Scotland, which will enable the company to meet growing demand from customers. The new depot […]

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A Record Year For Scottish Food and Drink Exports

    A Record Year For Scottish Food and Drink Exports

With overall food exports breaking the £1 billion mark for the first and whisky exports also at a record high, 2011 was a momentous year for Scotland’s food and drink industry. Combined food and drink exports reached an all-time high of £4.5 billion with whisky exports worth £3.45 billion.
The most popular food export from Scotland […]

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Diageo Opens £10 Million Cooperage in Scotland

    Diageo Opens £10 Million Cooperage in Scotland

Diageo has officially opened the first new cooperage to be built in Scotland for decades. The new Diageo Cambus Cooperage near Alloa has been custom designed in close co-operation with the company’s coopers, drawing on generations of skill, craft and experience and combining it with the state-of-the-art British engineering – never before used in a […]

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Scottish Government to Introduce Minimum Alcohol Pricing

    Scottish Government to Introduce Minimum Alcohol Pricing

The Scottish Government has published its Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) Bill, which looks to set a minimum price for a unit of alcohol. It also sets the formula for calculating the minimum price (based on the strength of the alcohol, the volume of the alcohol and a price per unit of alcohol). A specific minimum price […]

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Milk Link to Invest £20 Million to Expand Lockerbie Creamery

    Milk Link to Invest £20 Million to Expand Lockerbie Creamery

Milk Link, the UK’s largest cheese maker owned by over 1,600 dairy farmers, is to invest £20 million to transform its Lockerbie Creamery in Scotland, enhancing both its capacity and capabilities and making it one of the UK’s leading Cheddar production facilities. The investment will make Lockerbie the biggest dairy processing facility in Scotland and […]

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Scottish Food and Drink Exports Set New Records

    Scottish Food and Drink Exports Set New Records

Having reached record levels last year, export sales of Scottish food and drink products have broken the £2 billion mark for the first time in the first six months of 2011. Figures for the first half of 2011 show food and drink exports now stand at £2.4 billion – up 21% on the same period […]

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Scottish Salmon Exports on the Rise

    Scottish Salmon Exports on the Rise

Scottish farmed salmon continues to show record export growth, rising by 37% to 34,840 tonnes in the January to May 2011 period compared with the same months last year. Scotland is the largest producer of farmed Atlantic salmon in the EU and the third largest globally, behind Norway and Chile.
 
Scottish salmon production increased to over […]

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PepsiCo Invests £8.5 Million in Quaker Mill as Porridge Sales Soar

    PepsiCo Invests £8.5 Million in Quaker Mill as Porridge Sales Soar

PepsiCo UK is investing £8.5 million in its Quaker Oats site at Cupar in Fife, Scotland, in order to meet increasing consumer demand for Quaker’s hot cereals, which have grown by 13% over the last year. Quaker Oats will benefit from a new state-of-the-art plant based at the Cupar site, helping to boost its oat […]

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Diageo to Expand Islay Distillery

    Diageo to Expand Islay Distillery

Diageo, the world’s largest producer of Scotch whisky, is to invest £3.5m to expand and upgrade its Caol Ila distillery on the Sound of Islay. Production at the site will be increased by 700,000 litres a year.
Established in 1846, the distillery currently produces 5.7 million litres of whisky every year, with the majority used in […]

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First UK Craft Beer in Cans

    First UK Craft Beer in Cans

BrewDog, Scotland’s largest independent brewery, has officially announced the launch of its flagship beer, Punk IPA, in cans. Punk IPA will be the only craft beer available in cans in the UK.
The 330ml cans will initially be available exclusively from Sainsbury’s nationwide and the supermarket group will now also stock the brewer’s popular 5AM Saint […]

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Record Year at Graham’s The Family Dairy

Graham’s The Family Dairy, Scotland’s largest independent dairy company, achieved record sales and profits during its last financial year ended March 31st 2010. Turnover broke through the £40m barrier for the first time and pre-tax profit rose by 28% to £1.05m.
“We have made a significant investment in product innovation and developing the Graham’s brand, which […]

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Diageo Opens First Scotch Malt Whisky Distillery of Scale in Over 30 Years

    Diageo Opens First Scotch Malt Whisky Distillery of Scale in Over 30 Years

Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks company, has opened the doors of its new £40 million distillery in Speyside, Scotland. The Roseisle distillery is the first malt distillery of scale to be opened in Scotland in over 30 years and has been built in response to the high demand for Scotch whisky brands such as […]

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Bacardi Completes First Phase of $250 Million Investment in Scotch Whisky Production

    Bacardi Completes First Phase of $250 Million Investment in Scotch Whisky Production

Bacardi, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, has completed the initial phase of its $250m investment in Scotch whisky production. The investment is to meet growing demand for the group’s portfolio of Dewar’s Scotch whiskies.
Bacardi acquired the Dewar’s brand in 1998. Bacardi, through its John Dewar & Sons subsidiary, employs 300 people […]

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New First Milk Creamery Moves a Step Closer

    New First Milk Creamery Moves a Step Closer

First Milk’s plans to build a state-of-the-art creamery at Campbeltown in Scotland have moved a step forward after Argyll & Bute Council approved a planning proposal for a new Tesco store. The Tesco store will be built on the site of First Milk’s existing creamery at Campbeltown, allowing the UK dairy farmers’ co-operate to relocate […]

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Morpol Expands UK Salmon Business

    Morpol Expands UK Salmon Business

Poland-based Morpol, which is one of the world’s leading salmon processors, has expanded its UK operations with the acquisition of Brookside Products for less than £1m. Based in Cumbria, Brookside produces about 1,500 tonnes of smoked salmon a year and is projecting a turnover of £12m for 2010.
Brookside currently has an estimated 10% of the […]

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Dairy Consolidation in Scotland

    Dairy Consolidation in Scotland

Graham’s, Scotland’s leading independent dairy company, is acquiring Claymore Dairies for an undisclosed price. Claymore Dairies was sold earlier this year by Arla Foods and North Milk Co-op to a management buyout also for an undisclosed sum.
The acquisition of Claymore will increase Graham’s annual turnover to about £50m
And the enlarged business will employ more than […]

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VION Investment Programme Creates 250 New Jobs in Scotland

    VION Investment Programme Creates 250 New Jobs in Scotland

Netherlands-based VION, Europe’s largest fresh meat group, is creating an additional 250 jobs within its Scottish operations. A multi-million pound investment programme, together with the support and commitment of the workforce, and active partnership with the Scottish Government, Scottish Development International (SDI) and Scottish Enterprise (SE), has delivered a swift and positive return.
Approximately 150 new […]

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Royal Visit For Scottish Pate Producer

    Royal Visit For Scottish Pate Producer

Castle MacLellan Foods, the Scottish luxury pate producer based at the fishing town of Kirkcudbright, was visited recently by the British Queen. Established for over 28 years, Castle MacLellan Foods has grown from a small operation producing several tubs of pate a day in the back of a small delicatessen, to a national player, supplying […]

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AG Barr Sparkles as it Breaks £200 Million Sales Barrier

Having broken through the £200 million sales barrier and lifted profits by 20% while significantly outperforming the UK soft drinks market in its 2009 financial year, Glasgow-based AG Barr has now commenced a £10 million expansion programme at its Cumbernauld site in Scotland.
According to AG Barr, the UK soft drinks market, in contrast to the […]

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