Baker to open Scotland’s first vegan craft bakery in Aberdeenshire

Read Time:   |  26th August 2020

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A vegan craft bakery, which claims to be the first of its kind in Scotland, is opening in Newburgh


A vegan craft bakery, which claims to be the first of its kind in Scotland, is opening in in Newburgh ahead of the festive season.

Steven Buchan, owner of Vegan Bay Baker, is getting set to open the doors of his very own bakery with a delicious array of baked goods made entirely vegan on offer.

Speaking to The Press and Journal, Buchan told the news outlet that the new vegan venture will launch initially as a factory before adding a shop and cafe so customers can enjoy views over the local nature reserve with their baked goods.

“Initially it will be a factory for us to produce the products, but I  bought a 30ft trailer last year and I’m converting it into a shop which will sit alongside the new unit”, he said.

“When the factory is open we’ll launch a click and collect service where customers can come and pick up their products, and when the trailer is ready, then we’ll be able to sell direct to customers there and have some seating for them, too.

“We’re hoping everything will be up and running in time for Christmas. I’ve got some gazebos I’ll be able to use for outdoor seating, too.


Whilst Scotland already boasts a colourful vegan bakery in Edinburgh known for its sweet treats and famous unicorn cupcakes, Naked Bakery, Buchan said that to his knowledge, Vegan Bay Baker will be the first vegan craft bakery in the country as he will be serving up everything from breads and savoury pies to cakes, pastries, biscuits and scones.

“I’m really proud to be a craft baker with the first craft vegan bakery. It is a dying art and there are so many shutting down. I feel like the vegan aspect is a growing market and it is great to be able to take traditional baking back through veganism.

“My family and I are all vegan and the feedback we get is amazing. It really is an honour”, he told The Press and Journal.

Customers who cannot wait until the bakery opens later this year will be able to order via a click and collect service for the time being, as well as being able to order items for delivery.

For more information on the business, visit the Vegan Bay Bakery Facebook page or email [email protected]

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