SIBA Scotland Region
Representatives to SIBA Scotland Region:
Jamie is the Managing Director of Fyne Ales, a family owned Farm Brewery in the west highlands of Scotland. The brewery was founded in a disused dairy on the family farm in 2001 by Jamie’s parents and Jamie became involved full time in the business following the death of his father, Johnny in 2010. Since then the brewery has become best known for it’s progressive British beers, exemplified by Jarl, and for FyneFest their annual Beer, Food and Music Festival. Jamie has a Masters Degree in Manufacturing Engineering as well as an MBA, and prior to joining the family business worked in manufacturing in a number of countries across Europe and North America.
Loch Lomond Brewery
Fiona is the Managing Director of Loch Lomond Brewery which she owns with her husband Euan. Before joining the industry Fiona was a police officer for 11 years in Glasgow. She started homebrewing in her 30’s and enjoyed it so much they decided to explore the idea of turning a hobby into a business. They both completed a course at Brewlab before they launching the brewery in 2011. She has been an active member of SIBA since joining, successfully gaining many SIBA accolades with their beers including Supreme Champion in 2016 with their cask ale Southern Summit. Whilst the brewery is still only 9 years old, Fiona has successfully led a fundraising campaign for the brewery whereby they raised over half a million pounds to allow for expansion from a 10bbl kit to a 32hl semi-automated brewhouse. This was the catalyst for moving premises in 2019. When not at work, Fiona spends her time working as an unpaid taxi driver to her three teenage children and exercising her dogs.