Oatcake firm opens free-from factory

EDINBURGH oatcake and biscuit manufacturer Nairn’s Oatcakes has spent £6.5m on a new gluten-free manufacturing site  in Newtongrange, Midlothian.

Managing director Martyn Gray said: “Over the years, we’ve become experts in oats and have been able to leverage this expertise with our gluten-free range.  

“Production at our current site had reached a ceiling, with limited scope for growth. With investment in larger-scale premises and plant, we now have both the capacity and competitive cost profile associated with greater automation to secure and develop the long-term future of Nairn’s.”