Stornoway-based Stag Bakeries has announced the completion of a £525k investment programme.

Stag Bakeries, the Scottish family-owned bakery, has announced completion of a £275k expansion. Alongside this, Stag has invested in new machinery to enable further new product development – the total investment is estimated at £525k.

The bakery has been expanded by 350 square metres, which will provide additional warehouse and office space.

Charlie Macdonald, owner of Stag Bakeries, said: “Three years ago we took the decision to invest in the Stag brand so that it had a broader appeal both in the UK and overseas.

“Stag has experienced exceptional sales growth in recent years, especially in the ambient biscuit range. In order for us to maintain efficiencies and plan for future growth and sales opportunities, we identified that we needed to create additional space at the bakery.

He added that the company operated in a very competitive market, so it was vital that it remained “innovative and work hard on developing the bakery to remain ahead of the game”. The new machinery will enable it to extend its product offer and ranges.

In March Stag launched a new range of biscuit-style snacks as the first stage of a new brand venture.