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Patterson Arran scoops sustainability award at Food & Drink Excellence Awards

Biscuit manufacturer Paterson Arran has been recognised for reducing its impact on the environment after receiving the Environmental Sustainability award at the 2017 Scotland Food & Drink Excellence awards.

Scottish Bread Championships launched

The inaugural Scottish Bread Championships are to be held at The Royal Highland Show in June. 

Scottish food and drink industry aims to double turnover by 2030

An ambitious new strategy to drive growth in Scotland’s farming, fishing, food and drink industry has been unveiled by Scotland Food & Drink.

Record year for Scottish food and drink exports

Food and drink exports from Scotland grew by £421m in 2016 to a record £5.5bn.

Kirriemuir expands Gingerbread cake range for export market

Scottish cake manufacturer Kirriemuir, which is part of the Bells Food Group, will expand its Signature Gingerbread cake range with two new variants that will appeal to the export market.

Personalised shortbread for Christmas

VIP Shortbread has announced the launch of its Christmas range of personalised shortbread.  

Scotty Brand and Kerrs celebrate Asda listing

Scotland’s Scotty Brand has gained a £150,000 listing with Asda to stock two cake lines in Scottish stores, with both lines handmade by Motherwell’s Kerrs Bakery.

Scottish Bakers president Craig McPhie with a bolt of tartan

Scottish Bakers unveils 125th anniversary tartan

Carr’s Flour Mills has registered an exclusive tartan for trade body Scottish Bakers  to celebrate its 125th anniversary.

Scottish Bakers celebrates 125th anniversary

Scottish Bakers has held an anniversary ball at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh to celebrate 125 years in the baking industry.

BBC criticised over lack of Scottish presence for new Bake Off series

Scottish Bakers criticises The Great British Bake Off for lack of Scottish contestants.

Tunnock’s plans multi-million pound extension

Biscuit company Tunnock’s has submitted plans for a multi-million-pound extension to its Lanarkshire factory in Uddingston.

Asda deal for naan supplier

An Indian breads supplier has secured a £150k contract with Asda in Scotland for its naan breads.

Scotch Pie Champ spat as organisers split

Scottish Bakers is to become the sole manager of the World Scotch Pie Championships following a row between the competition’s organisers.

In pictures: Scottish Baker of the Year 2016

Last weekend saw Scottish Bakers hold its Scottish Baker of the Year competition.

Kandy Bar named Scottish Baker of the Year

The Kandy Bar has been named Scottish Baker of the Year – just months after it clinched the World Scotch Pie Championships.

Italian study tour hailed a success

A recent five-day study tour organised by Brook Food Processing Equipment in association with Scottish Bakers took 10 bakers to Italy to see local bakers and manufacturers.

Tower Bakery in Scottish Lidl deal

Perth-based Tower Bakery has agreed a deal to supply 90 Lidl stores across Scotland with a range of six products. 

Sales of Tunnock’s tea cakes soar

Following a boycott by hard-line Scottish nationalists, sales of Tunnock’s iconic tea cakes have risen by 10%.

Folic acid “not a bakery issue” says Scottish Bakers

The Scottish government has backed mandatory fortification of flour, but industry association Scottish Bakers had said folic acid is a medical issue, not a bakery one. 

Scotland’s Bakery of the Year contest opens

On 25 February, McGhee’s Bakery in Glasgow will play host to the launch of the 2016 Scottish Bakery of the Year competition.

Apprentice baker wins Scottish trophy

Nicola Reid of JB Christie Bakers in Airdrie has been announced as the winner of the 2015 James Allan Memorial Competition. 

A statue of Robert the Bruce by Pilkington Jackson, near Bannockburn Heritage Centre
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Greggs remembers Robert the Bruce

The new Greggs bakery in Dumfries has put up a plaque in-store, to mark the spot where Robert the Bruce began his bid for the throne of Scotland.

Frustrated Scotland considers folic acid legislation

Scotland is considering introducing mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid in an effort to reduce the number of children born with birth defects.

Food Standards Scotland proposes sugar tax

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has proposed a sugar tax as part of a plan to defuse a “health time bomb”.

Tunnock’s drops Scottish branding

Scotland’s biscuit brand Tunnock’s has decided to drop the Scottish Lion Rampant from its logo as it moves forward to brand its teacakes as ‘British’. 

Alan Clarke, chief executive of Scottish Bakers
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Scottish Bakers scoops conference award

Scottish Bakers has won the Conference Development Award at the UK Association Awards 2015.

Paul and Katrina Allan of Murdoch Allan with Brian O'Shea of Asda (centre)
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Scottish bakers celebrate Asda listings

Three Scottish bakeries are celebrating new listings worth an estimated £275,000 in total as Asda grows its locally sourced bakery range.

Scotch Pie judging completed

More than 500 products from nearly 100 Scottish butchers and bakers have been judged for the 17th World Scotch Pie Championships.

Scottish Bakers helps exporters with new brochure

Scottish Bakers has launched a new ‘Hero Products’ brochure to assist its exporter members in selling bakery products all over the world.

Scottish confectionery firm gains £1.6m boost

Scottish fudge company Mrs Tilly’s Confectionery has secured a £1.6m finance package to extend its market.

Macaroni pies dilemma reaches parliament

The campaign to save the macaroni pies has reached Scottish Parliament, after Greggs bakery discontinued the product.

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John Duffy believes Johnstone's will help the group diversify
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Finsbury bolts on Scottish acquisition

Bakery giant Finsbury Food Group has today announced the completion of its acquisition of Johnstone’s Just Desserts (Johnstone’s), from administrator FRP Advisory. 

Report: Scottish Bakers Conference 2015

“It’s time to invest in products, people and business,” said John Gall, president of the Scottish bakers. These three things seemed to remain the theme of the Scottish Bakers Conference for 2015.  

Scottish firm mistaken for ‘gay cake’ bakery

Scotland’s Ashers Bakery has received a backlash of emails, after it has repeatedly been mistaken for the Belfast bakery involved in the ‘gay cake’ row.

McGhee’s named Scottish Baker of the Year

McGhee’s Bakery has been named Scottish Baker of the Year.

Scottish bakery clinches M&S deal

Scotland’s Stag Bakeries has landed a supply deal with Marks & Spencer (M&S) as part of its new Taste of the British Isles initiative.

Craig McAulay, Stockbridge store manager
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Scotmid scoops convenience retailer accolade

Scotmid Co-operative has been named Convenience Retailer of the Year at the 2015 Convenience Retail Awards (CRAs).

Scottish Bakers launches new export help group

Scottish Bakers has launched an industry Bakers Export Group aimed at bakers in Scotland who are exporting or considering starting.

Scottish Bakers and NAMB seal new training deal

The training arm of the Scottish Bakers, National Bakery Training (NBT), has signed an agreement to become a preferred provider of training within the whole of the UK.

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