• 2017, The 40th Harvest at Tore!

    2017, The 40th Harvest at Tore! The central grain drying and storage plant at Tore was built and commissioned in 1977/8 by the Black Isle Grain Group, with only three x 300 tonne green silos and four x 1100 tonne dry storage silos. Amalgamating with Easter Ross Grain in 1992, the merged business and site […]

  • Glenmorangie Highland Grain Malting Barley Awards 2017

    Glenmorangie Highland Grain Malting Barley Awards 2017 Highland Grain members, staff and guests were warmly welcomed again by Glenmorangie into the unique setting of the Still House at their distillery in Tain to celebrate another year of quality malting barley production. The winner of the Best Overall Malting Quality award – Mr William Gill of […]

Highland Grain Ltd
North Kessock

Telephone: 01463 811435
Fax: 01463 811618


Our Members

Storage vats at Highland GrainFarming in excess of 40,000 (including some marginal and rough) hectares of Ross-shire, Inverness-shire, Morayshire and Sutherland, the Members of Highland Grain Ltd. are professional malting barley producers as well as professional farmers in every other respect. Consistency has been the hallmark of the quality of the malting barley produced by its Members and supplied to quality maltsters and distillers in Scotland.

In 1995 Highland Grain Ltd. became the first, and only, business in Scotland at that time which could supply malting barley produced entirely from farms approved under the farm assurance scheme, Scottish Quality Cereals. At the present day, its membership is approved under one or other of Scottish Quality Crops or Red Tractor Assurance. The Company therefore offers complete traceability of the product and the assurance that it was produced under rigorous guidelines developed to safeguard food safety and the environment, and to guarantee a high standard of husbandry and storage on the farm.

Benefits of Membership

As a cooperative, Highland Grain Ltd is owned and run by its members to provide the following benefits:

  • To provide cost effective drying, storage, and marketing services for Members;
  • To add value to Members’ crops wherever possible
  • To provide professional, and independently verified, laboratory analysis for all crops grown by Members
  • To provide market analysis information
  • To operate a fair and cost effective uplift service from farm
  • To provide effective price risk management services for Members
  • To provide a secure route into quality markets
  • To reinvest Members’ funds, where appropriate, to maintain and modernise the plant complex