Quality Scotch in high demand stateside

|12 November 2015| Scotch whisky is the perfect blend of old and new. Centuries old, it oozes a contemporary edge thanks to the modern bottling and innovative label design techniques used by many of the indu...

New York stop for dairy brand

|11 November 2015| Scotland's innovative new dairy brand is being showcased in New York today. Food secretary Richard Lochhead has been promoting it in the city following its international launch last month....

Green light for pioneering food and drink projects

|9 november 2015| Two innovative food and drink projects have been given the green light after winning a new Interface Food & Drink competition. Designed for groups of food and drink companies wanting...

Building on export success

|8 November 2015| Scotland’s food and drink industry will be showcased to key North American retailers, importers and government ministers this week. Richard Lochhead, Scotland’s food secretary, will meet...

Scotch whisky posts healthy numbers

|6 November 2015| The recent decline in Scotch whisky is slowing with exports in the first six months of 2015 reaching £1.7 billion. With new distilleries opening and innovative thinking and practices pro...

Creative duo put Mull on the food map

|30 October 2015| A seafood restaurant on the Isle of Mull has been named RESTAURANT of the YEAR 2015 at the Highlands & Islands Food and Drink Awards. Presenting the award to Ninth Wave, radio host F...

XOP single cask whiskies launched

29 October 2015 Whisky innovators Douglas Laing today announced the release of seven particularly special XOP single cask whiskies, including the firm’s oldest ever Port Ellen Distillery release bottled at 3...

Canadian beef market open for business

Scotland’s food secretary Richard Lochhead has welcomed the news that Canada has reopened its market to EU beef after lifting the ban that was imposed on the market in 1996 following an outbreak of BSE. The...

France falls for Scottish food and drink

France is now the top European destination for Scottish food and drink exports. The total value of Scottish food and drink exports to France was £733 million in 2014, up 4.4% on the previous year a...

Douglas Laing unveils limited edition malt

Inspired by the ancient Islay legend of a beautiful but tragic Norse goddess, Douglas Laing today (19 October) announced the launch of Yula, the first of a three part trilogy of limited edition Island Malt Scot...