Kirkcaldy flour mill celebrates success at awards

A Kirkcaldy business is celebrating success with more awards.

Tuesday, 16th February 2021, 7:30 am
Carrs, Kirkcaldy harbour

Carr’s Flour triumphed at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards staged recently.

The company’s major base at the harbour was part of its win for Ingredients Manufacturing Company of the Year.

Carr’s Flour also won Food Manufacture Site Team of the Year for its sister mill in Silloth.

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The Kirkcaldy mill has a long history of flour production dating back to 1826, and is the site of Carr’s head office today.

It is one of only two remaining flour mills in Scotland.

Although still on its original site, there has been substantial investment and, in 2010, the port facilities were re-opened, so that wheat could be delivered by boat.

In 2013, a new mill was built which, at that time, was the most technologically advanced mill in the UK.

Flour from locally-grown wheat is still regarded as the key ingredient in Scottish shortbread and biscuits.

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