At Food of Scotland we have been working all year to make sure that we have the stock you need to make the perfect Christmas gift to yourself or for a loved one.
Last year we had the busiest one ever with individual customers as well as corporate customers and early orders this year would have us think it is going to be no different. In the past (before lockdown) our website ran right up to the 20th of December which allowed customers to buy a last minute gift. Last year we had to close the site on Dec 10th as we could not book any more delivery slots. This was very frustrating for us as it meant many of our regular customers missed out on their annual Christmas gift opportunity. This year our courier APC says they are confident they have driver numbers to fulfill all orders. Our greater challenge this year is stock supply. Glass jars for chutney are in short supply. Certain cheeses which are labour intensive to produce are struggling with staff numbers to complete orders. CO2 for certain meat packaging has been in short supply.
This is really just a plea to get your orders in early to avoid disappointment.
If you are an existing customer you will see we have changed the names of all our pre-made hampers to reflect the stocks we know we are able to get. The new hampers are named after iconic Scottish bridges, which we thought reflected where the pandemic has left us all; stuck on one side and all desperate to get over to the other side and get on with the rest of our lives.
You will see images of the bridges we have chosen and a little description about them and where they are. Hope you find it interesting and helps you understand why we have made the changes we have this year.
All the very best from the Food of Scotland team