Janet Hood

Janet Hood, one of the founding members of our Appetite for Angus Steering Group, has sadly died.   A stalwart of the licence trade, a formidable force, full of fun, and a good friend to many, Janet will be sorely missed by all who knew her.   Our thoughts are with Al, Jonny, Karen, Poppy


SAC Consulting, SRUC and Queen Margaret University are collaborating again to deliver THRIVE 2024 – a programme for budding food & drink and rural entrepreneurs.  Innovative micro and SME businesses are key to growing Scotland’s food & drink industry and THRIVE helps to create resilient start-up food & drink businesses that, right from the start,

Meet a rising star – Ethan O’Hare, voted young Pie Maker of the year at the British Pie Awards

We recently has the opportunity to sit down with Ethan O’Hare & Hayley Wilkes from WeeCook, who recently won the Young Pie Maker of the Year at the British Pie Awards, and has been nominated as a Rising Star at the forthcoming Courier Food & Drink Awards. We think you will agree, Ethan is a

Sustainable Soft Fruits: How Angus Soft Fruits and Angus Growers are Leading the Way

At Appetite for Angus, we’re passionate about showcasing the incredible local producers who are shaping our region’s food scene. Today, we turn the spotlight on Angus Growers, and their marketing partner Angus Soft Fruits, a leading name in berries and their dedication to sustainable practices across their entire operation. Their commitment has been recognised not

Hemp It Up: Cultivating a Sustainable Future, One Seed at a Time

Nestled in the heart of Kirriemuir, Scotland, Hemp It Up isn’t just a business; it’s a champion for a sustainable and healthy future. Their hero? The mighty hemp plant, a powerhouse of potential with a surprising amount to offer our well-being. But beyond the health benefits, hemp boasts a range of eco-friendly advantages that make

WeeCOOK win big at The World Championship Scotch Pie Awards

WeeCOOK makes the best Haggis Savoury in Scotland and takes MacLean Cup for the third time in The World Championship Scotch Pie Awards   WeeCOOK of Carnoustie has taken a sought after prize in the 2024 World Championship Scotch Pie Awards including the MacLean Cup, which is awarded to the maker of the best Savoury

Forbes of Kingennie – Leading the way to Net Zero

Forbes of Kingennie were recently named as winners of the 2023 Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce business champion for Net Zero. They were recognised for the mark they’ve made in the Accommodation industry, having implemented a range of changes focused on sustainability, including implementing Water-Sourced Heat Pumps, EV Car Points, Paperless Documentation and Electrical Vehicles.

Award-winning spirits manufacturer Gin Bothy keeps the Angus butter-making tradition alive with the launch of Bothy Butter

AN Award-winning spirits manufacturer is launching a hand-crafted artisan butter – keeping alive the centuries-old tradition of Angus butter-making. Gin Bothy was founded in 2015 by ‘accidental gin-maker’ Kim Cameron from her bothy kitchen in Kirriemuir, in the Angus Glens. Kim used leftover fruit juice from her homemade jam to lead the charge for the

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