The Highland Brewing Company was founded by vastly experienced brewer, Rob Hill, formerly of Orkney Brewery. Brewing commenced in January of 2006 at an old farm stead in Swannay on Orkney. Rob is currently at work installing a new larger brewery plant at the old cremery.
Rob continually wins awards for his “world class” ales. Scapa Special won Silver in the 2008 Great British Beer Festival Best Bitter category as well as being CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Scotland two years running. Orkney Blast won Bronze at the GBBF for Strong Bitters and Gold in the SIBA Strong Ale category. Additionally, Dark Munro won CAMRA’s Champion Beer Of Scotland in 2007 and Gold for the SIBA Mild category.