Meet the Traders
The 2015 Scottish 6 days – HIGHLAND 2015 - is pleased to have Event Scotland as a sponsor and we are equally pleased to promote The Year of Food and Drink Scotland 2015 which celebrates the country’s outstanding natural larder and produce. Event Scotland invite you to “Enjoy brilliant moments packed with regional delights and discover the landscapes, people and culture that make our food heritage so unique. Come and experience it and taste the very best Scotland has to offer.”
Scottish food providers (along with our usual orienteering food providers, equipment traders, services and exhibitors) will be in the arenas at all the 6 Day races plus some will be at Eden Court (6 Day Registration Day Sat 1st August) and at the Food & Craft fair, part of the O-Fest (Tuesday 4th August).
Event Scotland have provided a Food & Drink marquee in every arena which will have tables and chairs to use whilst eating some of the delicious food on offer and at the O-Fest this will house the Food and Craft fair.
Details are still being confirmed, so keep checking back!
Read on to find out more about
- Food and drink providers
- Equipment traders and other companies
- Timetable and locations
There will be a selection of catering Companies attending S6D to provide mass catering – “feeding the 5000”- and biographies for each company can be found here. There will also be a marquee sponsored by Event Scotland as part of the Scotland Year of Food and Drink.
Established in 1986 from a humble beginning, Tomintoul Venison pride ourselves in offering quality Scottish food, our venison is sourced from Highland estates – wild not farmed. All our specialties are cooked to order, well worth the wait when you see your venison or beef sizzling on the griddle. We use “proper” rolls, Lockerbie mature cheddar cheese, free range eggs. All our packaging and cutlery is biodegradable. Tomintoul Venison has become 'The name of the game' in the event catering field.
Suppliers - Our main supplier is Ardgay Game in Bonar Bridge the only SALSA accredited supplier in Scotland, Ardgay supplies all our venison and makes the Highland cattle beef burgers for us. We use our local butchers for sausages etc and use the finest Stornoway Black Pudding in our breakfast rolls. Website
I am James Findlay, at present the only Really Awesome Coffee franchisee operating in Scotland (Glasgow North). I am a fully trained barista offering a selection of gourmet coffees, hot chocolates, speciality teas as well as muffins, flapjacks, cupcakes, confectionary and various chilled soft drinks.
I am a member of NCASS and have a level 3 Safe Food Certificate and a Hazard and Critical Control Point Certificate. My van has a North Lanarkshire Food Hygiene PASS Certificate.
I will be attending the World Orienteering Championship with my youngest son, Matthew (12) who is turning into something of a coffee connoisseur as well as a charmer with the ladies.
I have been asked many strange things but one of the strangest was while working on my daily round just north of Glasgow last winter and was asked “what’s the road conditions like in Aberdeen?”
I can’t wait to attend the World Orienteering Championship and serve Really Awesome Coffee’s specially roasted blend of coffee beans to provide customers with a truly awesome coffee experience.
Sandra is a professional barista, serving our exclusive blend of coffee in our professionally branded cups. Our operators are uniformed and trained in Safe Food Handling (HACCP). This means, reliable and professional service for both you and your customers.
We became involved through attending the Scottish 6 Days event in 2013, but this is our first WOC event.
The stangest thing we have been asked is “What time does the sheepdog trial start?”
We are looking forward to meeting lots of people. We sell great coffee, tea and cold drinks as well as a wide selection of snacks.
Launched in the summer of 2013, Black Isle Dairy is a small, family-run artisan ice cream company.
Using creamy pasteurised milk from our own Black Isle dairy herd of Holstein and Jersey cows, our skilled milkologists make small batches of gelato-style ice cream, including frozen yoghurts, fruit sorbets and ice cream cakes, using fresh, local ingredients whenever possible, and always of the highest quality.
Our production kitchen and flagship ice cream parlour is based at The Dairy at Daviot, just south of Inverness, where you can choose from around 20 flavours, from retro Rum Raisin to seasonal Scottish Strawberry.
You can also find our ice cream, freshly scooped or in tubs, in selected farm shops, delis, restaurants, ice cream parlours and at events across the Highlands. Website.
Phil MaCONES's ICES is a 12 year old family run business operating the fastest whippy ice cream machines in and around Inverness and as far as Tain. Facebook
Nigel Carter will be serving traditional Scottish Stovies, Haggis Stovies & Macaroni Cheese.
Selling soup, sandwiches and home baking for your enjoyment.
Regular S6D companies
Onosh event catering is a moblie trailer providing a range of food from Veggie Chilli, Jacket Potatoes, Burgers, high quality sausages, drinks. Facebook.
We have been going a bit over 3 years. We cater for Orienteering events all around the UK. For Scottish 6 Days 2015 we will bring a team of 6: Romualdas, Eleonora, Jonathan, Rimvydas, Zaneta and Lukas.
Orienteering is a big part of our lives. Half of our team are orienteers and the other half supports us when we go to competitions. Two of us will run in this year's Scottish 6 days.
We have catered for all the major Orienteering events in last three years including the last Scottish 6 Days (Moray 2013).
As caterers it will be our biggest event so far. As a runners we have been in events such as JUKOLA (representing best non Scandinavian team IGTISA). Also as a junior Romualdas took part in JWOC and YEOC as part of the Lithuanian team.
The funniest thing that happens to us: despite being Orienteers, we nearly always get lost on the way to Orienteering event!
Our best seller is Veggie Chilli and Jacket potatoes. We always offer good and quality food. We say that all Orienteers are like our family so we always do our best.
Scottish 6 day regulars, Julie and Tom Wilkinson.
Tom's southern based trailers specialise in orienteering events, we have catered for orienteers at numerous events around the country for the last 10 years.
For the Scottish 6 Days we will be bringing two trailers with a team of 8 staff: Tom & Julie, Mark & Sarah, Alan, Warren, Mark & Lyndsey. All of whom at sometime have worked at an orienteering event with us. Our main goal with orienteering is to provide a reliable friendly service.
The German trailer will have fresh 95% meat Bratwurst Sausages as well as Bacon & Egg Rolls, Beef Burgers, Jumbo Hotdogs, Tea & Coffee and a variety of Cold Drinks. The Black Refreshments trailer will have The Three Bean & Lentil Chilli, Jacket Potatoes, Bacon & Egg Rolls, Beef Burgers, Jumbo Hotdogs, Tea & Coffee and a variety of Cold Drinks.
WE DON'T SERVE FAST FOOD
WE SERVE GOOD FOOD FAST
This will be our 5th trip up to Scotland for a main event, we have also covered the J.K., Lakes, Croeso and British Champs to name a few. We thoroughly enjoy the atmosphere and the friendships we have built up over the years.
Our funniest moment was catering at the J.K. in Belfast University, we caught the ferry from Stranraer to Belfast, having driven off the ferry heading towards the university we stopped at some traffic lights and some orienteers shouted out "Yes,Tom's here!"
We have been in the orienteering world since 1991. Two of our staff will be competing in the Scottish 6 Days: John and Paula (the youngest!). All our staff run regularly, Paula since she started walking.
This is our first WOC event, but we have been to multi-day competitions in France and Portugal.
We hope to help runners find the item they need. We stock a good variety of shoes and running accessories at competitive prices.
Specialists supplying orienteering equipment to a wide range of customers including club runners, military organisations, schools & colleges and outdoor centres. Website
Compass Point is a family run business established in 1991 by Rick and Angela Houghton. Rick is a mechanical engineer who has been involved with outdoor activities since the start of secondary school, Angela came to sports later in life after meeting Rick in 1979. Our children have all orienteered and Vicky and Luke will be on hand to help at the shop. Amanda who has regularly worked at the bigger events will have given birth to our first grandchild the week before, and so can’t be with us. As well two of our good friends and BASOC members Joy and Ewan Cameron will also be helping as well as running. Neil McLean who ran our Scottish agency for many years will also be on hand to help again when not running.
We specialise in supplying orienteering equipment to a wide range of customers including club runners, military organisations, schools & colleges and outdoor centres. We have established a wide customer base in the UK and world wide and our often pleasantly commented on as to our wide range and excellent friendly customer service.
I [Rick] started Orienteering and fell running in 1983 when I joined my only club SROC, initially it was a means to get fitter for climbing and to improve my navigation. The enjoyment of orienteering soon took hold and I was going to events far more than climbing. I soon got into the organisation side of the sport and was on SROCs committee for nine years which was a good challenge.
Our first taste of a big event was when the WMOC was in Strathspey in the 90’s, I didn’t know what had hit me when bus loads of scandinavians arrived at the event field. Our next big event was of course WOC in 1999 when we were involved with Silva and the sponsorship of the event. In more recent times we have taken the shop further afield into Europe and are now well established on the european major event circuit. In recent years we have been invited & attended:
2006 WMOC Austria
2008 WMOC Portugal
2009 JWOC Italy
2010 JWOC Denmark, WMOC Switzerland
2011 JWOC Poland, WOC France
2012 WMOC Germany
2013 JWOC Czech republic
2014 WOC Italy
One funny incident was when I had the shop at the LAMM mountain marathon in Arrochar, I was also competing that weekend. At the over night camp Martin Stone was walking round with his load speaker trying to locate me because a girl had arrived at midcamp with her sole off her shoe. We managed to locate John who was looking after the van while I was running and he got a pair of shoes back into the mountains at mid camp so the girl was able to start day 2 ok, she phoned up a few days later to pay for them. Can you imagine that kind of service being given on the high street?
Nowadays there is a great selection of technical clothing that not only works well for the runner but also looks great, its all part of the orienteering experience. If you feel good you often perform that little bit better. We stock the most comprehensive range of equipment from a European orienteering shop, Overseas organisers say this is one of the reasons they like to invite us to their events . Customers like our open layout where things are easy to find. Our suppliers include Trimtex, Siven & Ronhill for clothing. VJ, Icebug, Walsh and Inov-8 for shoes and Silva, Osport & Moscow for compasses.
Supporting orienteering throughout the UK. Online or on Race Day! Website
Specialists in outdoor wear for adventure.
Saddleworth Outdoor specialize in providing branded performance apparel for sport, leisure and adventure at discounted prices. The business was set up in 2010 and is run by husband and wife team Steven and Jill Lees, both of whom will be in attendance throughout the event.
Our association with orienteering initially was purely commercial but over the years we have built up a number of great relationships and friendships with Orienteers.
We have attended the last two Scottish 6 events (Oban 2011 and Moray 2013) as well as the Welsh 6-day, J.K. and British Championship events. However this will be our first WOC event.
We are looking forward to the whole atmosphere and friendliness that surrounds the event and of course the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands.
We specialize in clothing rather than equipment and like to think we offer the most comprehensive and competitively priced selection of competition clothing,footwear and weatherwear for both adults and children. "IN FACT WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY AT THE RIGHT PRICE"
SI will have a trade stand every day to demonstrate the new SPORTident Air + Contactless beacons and the ComCard.
OMM | The Original Mountain Marathon - Enduring British innovation since 1968.
The leading brand in lightweight, technical endurance clothing for mountain and adventure racing. Home of the iconic UK mountain race The Original Mountain Marathon a 2 day challenge of navigation, endurance and mountain skills. This year held in the Scottish Borders on the 24-25 October 2015. Website.
Will be along at Eden Court with midge repellent and rain gear! Website
Our regular Scottish6Days massage therapist Wendy Hope is away on her travels so instead we have recruited a team from the Inverness Therapy Clinic (ITC).
They will be at 2 (hopefully all 3) days at Darnaway (O-Fest, Day 3 and possibly Day 4), supporting both the WOC athletes and any 6Days competitors that need some support. Find them in the Traders Area where they will be operating a first come, first served system offering these services:
|Sport Massage||£10 for 15 minutes|
There should be 3 therapists working so hopefully not too long a wait!
Alternatively, you can drop in at the clinic in Inverness (3 Connel Court, Ardconnel Street, Inverness IV2 3EY) as indicated below:
|Fri 31 Jul||ITC||17:00-19:00||Drop-in, booking advisable|
Mon 3 Aug
|ITC||14:00-16:00||Drop-in, booking advisable|
Tue 4 Aug
Wed 5 Aug
Thu 6 Aug
|ITC||14:00-16:00||Drop-in, booking advisable|
Fri 7 Aug
|ITC||17:00-19:00||Drop-in, booking advisable|
For the ITC Sports Drop-in sessions booking is advisable, or you can just pop in and see if one of the therapists is free.
Willie Petrie from local Forres company Bugsoother UK will be selling a new non-toxic Midge repellent from the US. Website.
Chris Spencer is a freelance photographer who lives in the picturesque town of Forres. The origins of ActivNorth commenced with amateur photography in the orienteering and running scene in the North East of Scotland. He will be around during the 6 Days taking photos in the race arenas, competition areas, starts and finishes. Photos will be uploaded to www.activnorth.com.
Use this table to see which days you can find your favourite traders. Purple box shows they will be there.
|Day 3||Day 4||Day 5||Day 6|
|Food||British & Continental|
|Snacks||Really Awesome Coffee|
|Snacks||Black Isle Dairy|
|Snacks||Phil MaCONE's Ices|
|Equipment||Tienda De Orientacion|
|Equipment||Craigdon Mountain Sport|
|Other||Inverness Therapy Clinic|