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All delivery drivers now accepting card and contactless payments

All delivery drivers now accepting card and contactless payments

We are delighted to announce that all of our delivery drivers now accept all credit, debit card and contactless payments. We have been able to implement this by working with a company called iZettle UK, all our drivers now carry a specific iZettle card reader which accepts fast and secure payments. About iZettle iZettle AB is a Swedish financial technology company founded by Jacob de Geer and Magnus Nilsson in April 2010, and is now owned by PayPal. Launching its first app and service in 2011, the company offers a range of financial products including payments, point of sales, funding…
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Guest Blog: Alison Henderson | Cooking fish outdoors

Guest Blog: Alison Henderson | Cooking fish outdoors

Who are we? We are Dave, Jules, Ali and Rob, all good friends and are fire and food fanatics. What do we do? We teach, make fire, forage, cook and entertain - in the Wild! Ingredients and the environment are hugely important to us and shape what we do and our ethos: local seasonal sustainable simple - the ingredients are the star of the show, not the wizardry of the chef On 4th August, Dave and Ali hosted ‘Fire & Feast #2’ - a full day, hands on workshop when participants learnt how to cook in the outdoors, deep in…
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Guest blog – Alison Henderson, Colstoun Cookery School

Guest blog – Alison Henderson, Colstoun Cookery School

Colstoun Cookery School Scotland Alison Henderson, freelance forager, recipe developer and cookery school teacher at Colstoun Cookery School recently held a Fish & Seafood course for her students. Colstoun Cookery School Scotland offer a range of day long cookery courses, aimed at students of all abilities who want to learn how to make delicious food. They use only locally sourced ingredients (where possible) from East Lothian and pride themselves on being the greenest cookery school in Scotland. Using renewable heat and LED lighting to composting all of their food waste, they aim to be as sustainable and environmentally friendly as…
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James Dickson & Son promotional video

James Dickson & Son promotional video

Front Edge Media promotional video Pamela Zenati, one of the partners in our family business, has been working with Front Edge Media, an online content creation company, who are currently working on a large project with East Lothian Food and Drink BID, producing a number of videos showcasing each producer in the East Lothian region and ours is the first to be produced by Calum and his team. This video provides information on the top quality, fresh fish which we source from the Shetland's and promotes our specialty oak smoked salmon and haddock, which is smoked on the premises using…
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East Lothian Food and Drink ‘Made by Us’ campaign promotion

East Lothian Food and Drink ‘Made by Us’ campaign promotion

'Made By Us' campaign promotion Ramsay Zenati at Port Seton Harbour Ramsay, fifth generation of the family business (grandson of the late James Dickson 1933-2011), helping to promote the fishing industry in East Lothian, being photographed at Port Seton harbour by Emma Martin of East Lothian Food and Drink, for the 'Made by Us' campaign.His photo will be used in promotional material and has also been made into a pull up banner, which was used at last year's Highland Show.East Lothian Food and Drink ltd is making history, they are the world’s first county, coming together of food and drink…
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Queen Margaret University – our fish business

Queen Margaret University – our fish business

East Lothian Food and Drink BID As part of the East Lothian Food and Drink BID initiative, we were offered the opportunity of working with second year students from Queen Margaret University (QMU). Initially it was to produce a podcast about our fish business, but the students decided to do a video as well.The students came to interview Pamela and visit our shop/fish premises to find out all about the fish processing business.Pamela was then invited to QMU to watch their presentation of the podcast and video, and give feedback on the results - which she was very impressed with. Many…
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Seafood in schools workshop

Seafood in schools workshop

Seafood Scotland Pamela Zenati, one of the partners of our business, was last week at Preston Lodge High School for the seafood in schools workshops run by Seafood Scotland. Pamela is wearing the french Label Rouge apron which was once worn by a member of the Roux family. The workshops were held to educate all the kids at the school about fish and the benefits to including omega 3 in your diet.
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Iain Gray MSP promotes Small Business Saturday UK

Iain Gray MSP promotes Small Business Saturday UK

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Scotland To help promote the campaign this year, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Scotland arranged for me to visit James Dickson & Son in Cockenzie, one of many great small businesses in East Lothian. They epitomise the kind of business that Small Business Saturday is all about. Dickson’s have been serving local customers since 1921, and there are currently three generations of the family involved. Being so rooted in the community, over generations, and prioritising customer loyalty over many years – these are exactly the kinds of strengths our small businesses can bring to…
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