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Brose Oats, an East Linton-based producer of oat milk, has signed a distribution deal with Lomond Foods and Food Options that will see its products in stores across the UK.

Said to be the only oat milk brand that sources and makes its product entirely within Scotland, Brose Oats was founded in 2017. It currently offers two products, Original Style Brose and a variant tailored towards coffee drinkers, Barista Style Brose.

The business recently won £100,000 in the Scottish Edge business funding competition, which will let it focus on expansion, with a range of extended shelf-life products in the pipeline.

Production of the current range will also be increased, and the company is seeking SALSA accreditation, an approval scheme that helps local and regional food and drink producers supply their products to national and regional buyers.

The company hopes to reach a turnover of £1m by 2025 and £10m five years after that.

Speaking to The National, Brose Oats founder and CEO Josh Barton said: “This funding will enable us to scale up our production capacity to reach that next level.

“Not only will we be able to share a premium, Scottish and gluten-free oat milk that people have been waiting for, we’ll also be creating jobs and opportunities for local people all while celebrating Scotland’s agricultural heritage.”