Scottish bakery invests £500k in modern site

first_imgHighland-based Nevis Bakery has more than doubled capacity after investing £500,000 in a move to larger premises, enabling it to meet growing demand for its premium biscuits, shortbread and loaf cakes.The Fort William-based bakery has two shops and supplies wholesalers and small supermarket groups. It moved to a modern 11,400sq ft production facility last month on the same industrial site as its previous 5,000sq ft factory.Owners Archie and Hazel Paterson have invested around £280,000, including a £70,000 funding package from Highlands and Islands Enterprise, kitting out the site with new equipment including new pastry brakes and ovens. Around £500,000 has been invested altogether.The family-run business produces bread, biscuits, pastries and cakes, which are sold by delis, farm shops and independent retailers. Own-label products are also supplied to Co-op stores and “small upmarket supermarket chains”, said Archie Paterson”In the past two years we’ve seen a big increase in demand for our cakes and biscuits from national wholesalers,” he added. “We now have the space to develop new products, such as the Dundee cake we launched last month.”Nevis Bakery, first established in 1981, employs 30 people.last_img read more

North Mississippi Allstars Premiere Two New Tracks From Upcoming Album

first_img“R.L. Burnside gave me my break and took me on the road in 1997, teaching me the ropes and his repertoire,” guitarist Luther Dickinson told Rolling Stone. “Playing music and hanging out with R.L. and his band, Kenny Brown and Cedric Burnside, was a life-changing experience and gave me a wealth of memories: conversations, jokes and songs that have still inspire me and teach me.”The new album features guest appearances from Oteil Burbridge (bass, Dead & Company), Grahame Lesh (guitar, Midnight North, The Terrapin Family Band), Sharisse Norman (vocals), Dominic Davis (bass, Jack White), and singer/fife player Shardé Thomas. You can pre-order Prayer For Peace here.You can catch the North Mississippi Allstars on the road this May and June, including dates in Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Nashville, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more. For a full list of dates, or to purchase tickets to any upcoming shows, head to the band’s website. And be sure not to miss their appearance at The Fox Theatre on 3/29 in Boulder, CO!Full Tracklist:Prayer for PeaceNeed to be FreeMiss MaybelleRun Red RoosterStealinDeep EllumBird Without a FeatherYou Got to Move61 HighwayLong Haired DoneyBid You GoodnightP4P (Remix) The North Mississippi Allstars, comprised of brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson, have been gracing audiences with their southern-fried blues-rock for more than two decades. While out on the road last year touring in celebration of their 20th anniversary, the Dickinson brothers stopped off at studios in music-rich cities like Memphish, New Orleans, and several others to periodically record their upcoming LP, Prayer For Peace, due out June 2nd, 2017.In addition to a selection of new originals, the album contains a nod to one of the band’s early mentors, Mississippi blues elder statesman R.L. Burnside. Today, the band stoked anticipation for Prayers For Peace with the premiere of two singles from the new album: title track “Prayers For Peace” and their heartfelt cover of Burnside’s “Long Haired Doney.”last_img read more

Happy Opening to the Dream Team at Bronx Bombers!

first_img Bronx Bombers Happy opening night to the Bronx Bombers! To celebrate the official opening of Eric Simonson’s Yankees-themed nostalgia-fest on February 6, resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this pinstriped portrait of the dream team, led by Peter Scolari, playing ball at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre. Have a great opening, Bombers! We’re cheering you on from the stands. Related Shows View Commentscenter_img The illustration features the whole roster of stars: Scolari as Yogi Berra, Tracy Shayne as his wife Carmen Berra, Bill Dawes as Mickey Mantle, Keith Nobbs as Billy Martin, Christopher Jackson as Derek Jeter, Chris Henry Coffey as Joe DiMaggio, C.J. Wilson as Babe Ruth, John Wenke as Lou Gehrig and Francois Battiste as Reggie Jackson—with Yankees legends Thurman Munson and Elston Howard represented as well. About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 2, 2014last_img read more

European leagues press UEFA to stop favouring big four

first_imgThey also object to using past titles as criteria. Their statement says access to European places “must always be based on the latest performance of clubs in their respective domestic top tier league competition and/or domestic cup,” although they make an exception for current European trophy holders.Revenue should be distributed more equally between the European club competitions, the association statement says, with a bigger share going to the Europa League.They also say “solidarity payments should be significantly increased to help reduce the increasing financial gap in European club football,” with more money going to clubs who haven’t qualified for European competitions.They also want more money to go “to support the development of professional football in medium and small countries all across Europe, including non-top tier leagues.”The association supports plans to introduce a third competition, the Europa League 2, but said they did not want the European club calendar spreading beyond its traditional midweek dates.Share on: WhatsApp Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP | The Association of European Leagues on Friday asked UEFA for a more even distribution of Champions League revenue and a broader spread of places in the competition.After the association of 35 European leagues met in Frankfurt, vice-president Claus Thomsen, from Denmark, called for “a fair and democratic club competition model.”The association was responding to UEFA’s club-competition plans for the period 2021-24.It wants UEFA to reconsider reforms that came into effect this season allowing direct qualification for the Champions League of four teams from England Italy, Germany and Spain.The statement said “the vast majority of members of the European Leagues support” a return to three guaranteed places for each of the big four leagues, which are all represented in the Association.last_img read more