As our first blog post I thought it might be handy to share a wee bit of how and why we got to where we are :)
The Journey Begins
When I was 17 years old, taking my experience from chocolate making throughout High School I decided to defer my place at university to give starting up my own chocolate company a go. Using great quality chocolate and as many local and Scottish ingredients as I could lay my hands on I set about developing a range of tasty Scottish treats.
Chocolates of Glenshiel is Born
Taking our name from the beautiful part of the Scottish Highlands we call home, we launched our first chocolates and boxed selections focused around capturing a small taste of Scotland. Over the next few months and years, we have experimented with the very best produce the local area and Scotland as a whole has to offer to come up with a brand which celebrates distinct Scottish chocolates.
Finlay wins the Young Scot Enterprise Award! These awards, held in Edinburgh, celebrate the achievements of young people in Scotland and Finlay was delighted to be recognised for his passion for business and enterprise in this way. This is a huge step for the company and also meant that we were featured on STV News!
This and the success of our chocolate selections so far was the encouragement that led me to decline my place to go to university and start developing the future of Chocolates of Glenshiel.