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Global buyers to sample Highlands and Islands food and drinkThumbnail for article : Global buyers to sample Highlands and Islands food and drink
Twenty-one food and drink businesses from the Highlands and Islands will attend an unprecedented ‘meet the buyer' event ahead of the Commonwealth Games.   The Showcasing Scotland event is the first large scale event of its type to be run for the Scottish food and drink industry.  
6/6/2014
Growing worldwide demand for Caithness seafood company's produceThumbnail for article : Growing worldwide demand for Caithness seafood company's produce
A Caithness based processor and supplier of locally sourced shellfish is to further expand its premises to help manage the growing worldwide demand for its products.   Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is supporting JPL Shellfish with a grant of £60,000 which will also allow the company to increase its workforce.  
New Caithness distillery just the tonic for 2014Thumbnail for article : New Caithness distillery just the tonic for 2014
The creation of the most northerly distillery on mainland Britain is moving forward as work is due to begin at Dunnet in Caithness.   Dunnet Bay Distillers Ltd are building a new micro gin distillery, using botanicals which will showcase and promote the heritage and provenance of Caithness and the Highlands.  
New Caithness distillery just the tonic for 2014Thumbnail for article : New Caithness distillery just the tonic for 2014
The creation of the most northerly distillery on mainland Britain is moving forward as work is due to begin at Dunnet in Caithness.   Dunnet Bay Distillers Ltd are building a new micro gin distillery, using botanicals which will showcase and promote the heritage and provenance of Caithness and the Highlands.  
Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards Honours Industrys Finest
The finest talent in the Highlands and Islands food and drink industry gathered in Inverness on Friday (25th October 2013) to celebrate this years Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards.   It was a nail-biting finale as 41 businesses awaited the announcement of the winners of 12 awards, with victorious businesses ranging from breweries, bakeries, restaurants and retailers to producers of premium Scottish seafood, salt and cheese.  
Mey Selections Meat Goes To Europe In New Deal
Croft-reared Highland beef and lamb served at the royal wedding reception of Prince William and Kate Middleton is now available nationwide and even across Europe, thanks to a brand new partnership between Mey Selections and Campbells Prime Meat Ltd.   Eight Mey Selections cuts of beef are now available for sale direct to the public on Campbells Website and can be delivered fresh across the UK and Europe.  
19/2/2013
Twenty years of success for Caithness shellfish companyThumbnail for article : Twenty years of success for Caithness shellfish company
A Caithness based processor and supplier of locally sourced shellfish which recently expanded its business is celebrating 20 years of success based at Scrabster harbour.   JPL Shellfish has been serving customers across the UK since it was established in 1992, and an increase in requests to export live shellfish to new international markets has resulted in an expansion of its premises.  
A Malt Is Born In Wick
Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead saw a little bit of history being made during a recent visit to Wick's Pulteney Distillery.   A 40 year old single malt has been launched by the distillery - the oldest whisky the company has ever released.  
2/5/2012
Reids Of Caithness Makes The Shortlist For Scottish Baker Of The Year
Thanks to the residents of Thurso, Reids of Caithness has been recognised by a panel of expert judges as producing one of the best individual cakes in the land - a Crofters Cake.   Customers from across Scotland voted for their best bakery products during March and the top 30 products in each of the 5 categories were baked and delivered to Fife for judging by a panel of independent experts led by artisan Robert Ross including retired master bakers with extensive experience of the bakery sector in Scotland.  
Events At Whaligoe Steps Cafe
Thursday 19th January - Tea Tasting Evening at the Whaligoe Steps Cafe Come to the Whaligoe Steps Cafe in Ulbster for an evening of tea specialities.   Taste some of our 40 different varieties of tea, and eat tea scented; savoury, sweet and iced goodies.  
Caithness Chocolates - Just The Gift For ChristmasThumbnail for article : Caithness Chocolates - Just The Gift For Christmas
Did you know there is a company in Caithness making delicious chocolates.   Caithness Chocolate is hand made in the far north of Scotland using the best of ingredients and no artificial preservatives.  
Marzipan From Caithness At ChristmasThumbnail for article : Marzipan From Caithness At Christmas
Marzipan makes the perfect gift at Christmas time! We create unique designs, from classic to modern, that taste delicious and are beautifully presented.   Personalised options are a speciality - Marzigrams, boxed selections, mini Xmas cakes, cupcake decorations and more! Stocking filler boxes start at just 3.00! We cater for many occasions from weddings to halloween.  
Highlands and Islands Producers give London a Taste of Scotland
Seven food and drink producers from across the Highlands and Islands are preparing to take their places at one of the biggest exhibitions of the year this weekend Scotland Food and Drink are running the Scottish Pavilion at the Speciality and Fine Food Fair at London's Olympia Exhibition Centre from 4-6 September.   The North's businesses will be amongst those displaying their products within the themed 'Scotland Land of Food and Drink' area, showcasing some of the country's wonderful natural larder products and fantastic producers.  
Old Pulteney Prohibition Ball raises over 4,600 for Charity
Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch whisky is delighted to announce that its annual charity event, The Old Pulteney Prohibition Ball, raised over 4,600 for the local RNLI Station in Wick, Caithness.   The ball, which took place on Friday, 27th May 2011, commemorates the repeal of Prohibition in Wick and was held for the fifth time after its inauguration in 2007.  
Mey Market First Day Success
After all the months of planning, wondering if the idea would work, and waiting for stallholders to come forward, it was a great boost yesterday to see so many locals and visitors coming in to see us.  We already have a waiting list of potential stallholders but we are fully booked for the whole season at the present time.  
Old Pulteney Prohibition Ball raises over 5680 for CharityThumbnail for article : Old Pulteney Prohibition Ball raises over 5680 for Charity
Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch whisky is delighted to announce that its annual charity event, The Old Pulteney Prohibition Ball, raised over 5680 for the local RNLI Station in Wick, Caithness.   The ball, which took place on Friday, 4th June 2010, commemorates the repeal of Prohibition in Wick and was held for the fourth time after its inauguration in 2007.  
Old Pulteney add celebratory spirit to Cape Wrath ReunionThumbnail for article : Old Pulteney add celebratory spirit to Cape Wrath Reunion
Old Pulteney single malt whisky has helped a separated Cape Wrath couple celebrate their reunion this week with a bottle of their whisky from their Wick-based distillery.   John and Kay Ure, who run an isolated tea room in the UK mainland's most north-westerly tip, were forced to spend the festive season apart for the first time in 35 years when the 'big freeze' hit in December.  
The North Highland Initiative announces new Chairman
David Whiteford has been appointed as the new Chairman of The Prince's North Highland Initiative.  Mr Whiteford will take up the position on 1st June 2009.  
Berry Good Wins Award At Food And Drink OscarsThumbnail for article : Berry Good Wins Award At Food And Drink Oscars
Caithness company, Berry Good were absolutely delighted with their very first award from the Scottish Food and Drinks Excellence Awards held recently in Glasgow.   The awards which are hailed as the 'oscars' of the Scottish food and drink industry were held on the 7th May in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery.  
North Highlands Premier Brand Hosted Premier London ChefsThumbnail for article : North Highlands Premier Brand Hosted Premier London Chefs
Organised and hosted by Mey Selections, and with the support of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, a group of ten top London chefs have, over the past few days, experienced for themselves just what it is about the North Highlands that produces award winning food and drink.   Philip Corrick, Head Chef of the Royal Automobile Club, commented, "I am certain I speak for the rest of the group when I say that the North Highlands is unique in the UK in being able to deliver time after time, such a variety of quality produce - be it beef, lamb, mutton, seafood, cheese or bakery products, and much more." "The winning combination of the unspoilt environment together with the care and traditional skills employed by the region's fine food producers creates wonderful ingredients and products which consistently deliver on taste and performance.