Ashers Ice Cream received funding from the Bank of Scotland to help purchase new vehicles and convert two others. Pic: Ashers Ice Cream

Expansion plan at Scottish ice cream company

By Jim Cornall

A third-generation Scottish company has introduced three electric ice cream vans to its fleet as it looks to a greener future through the construction of a new facility.

The funding boost has enabled the firm to purchase and re-locate its main operations.  Pic: Kerr's Family Dairy

Kerr’s Family Dairy set for expansion

By Jim Cornall

Dundee-headquartered Kerr’s Family Dairy has welcomed a £450,000 ($623,400) funding package from Royal Bank of Scotland as the company looks to an expansion across the north-east of Scotland.

NFU Scotland said as the country enters the recovery phase, Scottish agriculture should embrace change and seek new market opportunities, and lead in the delivery of climate ambitions and a flourishing environment.

Scottish dairy sector looking to recovery

By Jim Cornall

As countries emerge from lockdown restrictions, Scotland’s dairy farmers are looking to build stronger supply chains and discuss milk contracts as they recover from the impacts of the coronavirus crisis, says NFU (National Farmers’ Union) Scotland.

Fourteen jobs will be affected by the closure.

Bid to save Campbeltown Creamery fails

By Jim Cornall

UK dairy company First Milk has announced it is consulting with employees about its intention to close its Campbeltown Creamery in Scotland.

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Dairy Dialog podcast: Food waste and the Latin American formula market

By Jim Cornall

This week’s Dairy Dialog podcast coincides with Recycle Week 2018 in the UK, and features an interview with Iain Clunie, food and drink program manager at Zero Waste Scotland, and a look at the Latin American infant formula market, with Dr Sigalit Zchut...

NFU Scotland is calling on milk purchasing companies to immediately increase the price being paid for milk from farmers following the upward trend in prices. Pic: ©iStock/Liquid_Light

NFU Scotland says milk buyers ignoring higher prices

By Jim Cornall

National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland is calling on all Scottish companies purchasing milk to immediately recognize the strength of current dairy markets and return Scotland’s dairy farmers to profitable production.

First Milk eyeing expanding Asian dairy markets

First Milk eyeing expanding Asian dairy markets

By Mark Astley

UK dairy processor First Milk has set its sights on the rapidly expanding market for dairy products in Asian countries such as China, after identifying demand for British cheeses.