Reids of Caithness
Donald Reid’s grandmother devised Reid’s original oatcake, with its unique toasted flavour, over 100 years ago. They have since become a firm favourite as an accompaniment for cheese or other savoury items such as smoked salmon or pate – or even with marmalade or jam.
Reid’s Handmade Honey and Oat Biscuits are an essential part of the Mey Selections range. This wonderful tasty biscuit uses only Heather Honey from beehives in the North Highlands to produce a honeysweet, wholesome biscuit. The natural ingredients include medium grade oats, sea salt, Demerara sugar and honey.
Reids of Caithness are based in Thurso, about 16 miles from John o Groats in the North Highlands. For more information about Reids Bakery, click here.
Johnstons of Elgin
Sheep are a traditional part of the Scottish farming scene but the wool from the region used to be viewed as a by product with low value but not anymore, as Mey Selections now has a range of luxury wool textile products woven from the wool of the North Highlands by Johnston’s of Elgin – who have been making tweed since 1797.
The tweeds are woven in two soft colourways inspired by the wild coastal regions of Northern Scotland, and are made into rugs, hats, ties and scarves.
Inspired and supported by HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, the Mey Selections brand pays its suppliers a fair price for its premium products, actively supporting the sustainability of businesses and communities in the North Highlands.
Stewart McConnach learned much of his baking craft from his father. He was born in the Orkney Islands and raised in the Highlands of Scotland where he has never been far from a baker’s oven. His traditional all-butter Scottish shortbread made to a recipe unique to Mey Selections uses only the finest ingredients and contains no additives, no added salt, or preservatives.
Caithness Biscuits also produce a variety of Oatcakes for Mey Selections. Rosemary and Thyme, Cheese, Fine and Coarse.
Caithness Biscuits is based in Forss, near Thurso, about 20 miles from John O’ Groats in the North Highlands. For more information about Caithness Biscuits, click here.