Highland Bakery provides bite-sized support to conference for Highland Homecoming (21/05/09)

A partnership which will provide support for the Highland Homecoming Conference – ‘Scotland’s Global Impact’ – has been announced between The Highland Council and Nairn-based Asher’s Bakery.

Ashers, who manufacture and wholesale quality bakery produce throughout the UK, will supply branded Homecoming Scotland shortbread bites to The Highland Council for conference delegates attending Scotland’s Global Impact - how one small nation changed the world! Buaidh Chruinneil na h-Alba – mar a dh’atharraich aon dùthaich bheag an saoghal!

In support of Highland Homecoming, Ashers will also sell branded Homecoming Scotland shortbread bites through their retail outlets from next week to the end of October 2009.

Councillor Sandy Park, Convener of The Highland Council said: “It is extremely fitting that Ashers is supporting The Highland Council’s Highland Homecoming Conference as part of the Homecoming Scotland celebrations. Shortbread is one of our unique delicacies that has worldwide recognition as being typically Scottish. I would like to thank Ashers not only for their generosity in supporting the conference by providing shortbread bites but also in supporting the marketing of the event throughout the Highlands by raising awareness of Homecoming Scotland in their retail outlets.”

George Asher, Director of Ashers Bakery, said: “We are delighted to be involved with the Highland Homecoming Conference. We have been baking in the Highlands for more than 130 years so we have strong roots here. We are only too pleased to support a conference that creates a positive influx to the Highlands, and benefits the local economy.”

Scotland’s Global Impact Conference will be officially opened by First Minister Alex Salmond MSP and will run from 22 - 24 October 2009 at Eden Court, Inverness. This major international conference explores the contribution that Scotland and Scots have made to countries and communities all around the world – and tells the story of a people full of the spirit of adventure, and a passionate love of the country they still call home. Discounts are available on tickets booked before 31 May by contacting www.scotlandsglobalimpact.com

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For further information please contact: Fiona Hampton, The Highland Council, Abertarff House, Church Street, Inverness IV1 1EU
Tel: 01463 702007 Mob: 07795 825581

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