A family-run, craft bakery in Dunoon has secured a deal to supply Waitrose in Helensburgh with its hand-baked breads. Black of Dunoon’s award-winning loaves will go on sale from tomorrow (Wednesday) and is the only supermarket listing for the company.

The firm’s bread is made using traditional techniques, resting every dough to increase its flavour before proving and firing.

The products are also GM free and contain no artificial colours or flavours.

Breads on offer will include the Grants Loaf, which is based on a traditional wheaten loaf recipe.

First used by the company’s founder, Charles M Black in 1923, the ingredients are hand-moulded to give a distinct flavour and texture.

Established in 1922, Black of Dunoon was originally a family run Blacksmiths but, after World War One, the business was struggling.

With a lack of horses returning from the front, the family diversified into baking and became famous in the local area for their scones, breads and pancakes. Today, three generations of the Black family work in the bakery including Charles Black Senior’s granddaughter, Julie (19) who will shortly finish her training as a baker.



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