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Highland Spring

BrandHighland Spring
SourceBlackford, Perth and Kinross
TypeStill, Sparkling

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Highland Spring is the United Kingdom's leading supplier of bottled water. It produces still and sparkling water at its factory in Blackford, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, although despite the name this area is not actually within the Scottish Highlands. Highland Spring was the highest-selling sparkling water in the UK in 2008 and consolidated its 2nd place position in the UK still water market.

Highland Spring water is drawn from a protected underground source in the Ochil Hills where no farming, agricultural spraying, building or habitation is permitted within the 2,000 acre (about 8 km2) catchment area. The land has been kept free from pesticides and pollution for over 20 years, enabling it to become the first British brand of natural mineral water to achieve organic status for its catchment area.

The company has expanded through organic growth and also by acquisition, taking over the Gleneagles Spring Water Company, also based in Blackford, in 2001, the Speyside Glenlivet Water Company, based in Ballindalloch in 2009, and acquiring Campsie Spring (Glasgow) and Blaen Twyni (Swansea) from Greencore in 2010.

Credit for making the brand a commercial success is attributed to Joe Beeston (1947-2008), Chief Executive since 1992. Highland Spring is owned by billionaire UAE businessman Mahdi Al Tajir.

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