April 17, 2014
-- Stag Bakeries welcomed members of the Scottish Cabinet to their Stornoway Bakery yesterday as part of the Cabinet Member’s visit to the island to meet with local businesses and enterprises. Whilst at the bakery, Alastair Allan - Outer Hebrides MSP, John Swinney - Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Rachel Mackenzie - Area Manager of Highlands & Islands Enterprise toured the award-winning bakery to find out how Stag was working with other local producers in order to create products with Hebridean and Scottish provenance.
The visitors learnt of the phenomenal success that Stag has had both in the UK and internationally since launching their Seaweed range last year which includes receiving the award for Best Scottish Speciality Product. The range uses a blend of red, green and brown seaweed that is sustainably sourced from the Isle’s sea lochs and also includes a sprinkling of Hebridean Sea Salt. Stag also shared secrets of new products that are due to be launched later in the year which will include a range of speciality Scottish cheese straws.
“We were delighted to welcome the Scottish Cabinet Members and representatives from Highland & Island Enterprise. It is a real privilege for our bakery to be included in their itinerary” explains Charlie Macdonald owner of Stag Bakeries. “We are obviously dedicated in producing exceptional quality products but this visit gave us the opportunity to explain how we are working with other Scottish producers to help us develop a range of products with provenance and really put the Scottish Islands on the map!”