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News - 2018



Local business, Yester Farm Dairies based at Gifford, East Lothian has seen three of its staff successfully complete their  SVQ Level 2 (SCQF Level 5) in Dairy Skills as part of a training programme supported by Skills Development Scotland in conjunction with Scottish Bakers.


The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland have updated their news page with a few articles which may affect our members. 

Please find the link here to all recent news articles released by REHIS 


Food Standards Scotland would like to make you aware that the European Commission has published Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/213 on the use of Bisphenol A in varnishes and coatings intended to come into contact with food and amending Regulation (EU) No 10/2011. The new Regulation will apply from 6 September 2018.




National Food & Drink Training (NFDT), the training arm of Scottish Bakers, is delighted to confirm it has gained approval to deliver accredited Food & Drink qualifications and apprenticeships through the Awarding Body FDQ. These include the following newly anticipated apprenticeship standards-


The Health & Safety Executive has written to Scottish Bakers to give advance notice of an inspection programme in the food manufacturing industry in Scotland.

The programme of targeted inspections will review health and safety standards in food manufacturing businesses across the country before the end of March. The HSE plan to visit around 120 premises of all types including bakeries.

2018 World Scotch Pie Champion

The World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2018 came to an exciting conclusion today as James Pirie & Son of Newtyle were announced as the 19th winner of the competition making them THE WORLD SCOTCH PIE CHAMPION OF 2018.

Alasdair Smith

Scottish Bakers Association along with our training arm National Food and Drink Training are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Chief Executive Officer Mr. Alasdair Smith who will be starting with us on Monday 8th January 2018.

Alasdair comes with experience in skills and education, lifelong learning and the media sector. He was Scotland Director of Creative Skillset (the sector skills council). Before then, he spent 9 years with SQA & SCOTVEC and brings a wealth of experience in bringing industry together in partnership with further and higher education institutions in Scotland as well as having established links with SQA, SDS, the Scottish Funding Council and Scottish Government. Alasdair also has achieved his Masters in Business Administration at Strathclyde Graduate Business School along with...