A leading supermarket is celebrating 100 years of servicing Scotland with a Centenary Taste Trail which is set to arrive in Aberdeen this weekend.
Marks & Spencer (M&S) has organsied a special four month food tour across five Scottish locations and will welcome the trail to Aberdeen on Saturday November 3, with a one-day festival of food at its Union Square store.
The Taste Trail will profile the best of M&S’ Scottish produce and will take place from 10am to 5pm.
Customers and passers-by will be treated to free food tastings and a demo kitchen, as well as face painting and shortbread decorating for children. Scottish M&S producer Associated Seafood will also be on hand to offer visitors delicious sweet cured smoked salmon and twice smoked Speybay Lochmuir salmon.
Rachel Rankine, store manager at M&S Aberdeen, said: “We can’t wait to welcome the Centenary Taste Trail to Aberdeen. It’s such a great way for both our colleagues and customers to come together and celebrate 100 years of M&S in Scotland and 74 years in Aberdeen.”
The M&S Centenary Taste Trail will profile M&S’ partnerships with over 40 Scottish suppliers and 4,000 Scottish farms, while exhibiting never-before-seen archive photography of local communities, specially commissioned by the M&S Archive.
Roy Stevens, master smoker at Associated Seafood said: “We’ve been making smoked salmon products for over 100 years and started supplying M&S in 2016. It’s great to work with a brand that has been serving Scottish customers for so long and has such an amazing reputation. We’re looking forward to celebrating a milestone with them in Aberdeen!”
The Taste Trail will visit five locations including Edinburgh, Inverness and Dundee, with celebrations ending at M&S Glasgow Argyll Street’s own 100 year anniversary in January 2019.
The very first M&S opened in Dundee in the autumn of 1918 – 100 years on M&S now serves two million customers a week across Scotland and employs 6,500 people.