Mackie’s on the Track With New Partnership

Caledonian Sleeper guests will be welcomed by a sweet treat straight from our chocolate factory following a newly-signed partnership between the two brands.

From this month, our 35g chocolate bars will be included as a complimentary welcome gift as part of the Caledonian Sleeper in-room offering for guests booked in Caledonian Double Rooms and also Club Rooms.

Both Mackie’s chocolate and crisps range will also feature in the on-board room service and Club Car menus, which showcase the best of Scottish produce to more than 314,000 guests each year.

As well as boosting awareness of our brand, it’s great to be partnering with Caledonian Sleeper, because they are another organisation passionate about sustainability. Using the Caledonian Sleeper ensures up to 90%* less emissions than equivalent plane travel, making it one of the most environmentally friendly ways to make the journey between London and Scotland.

Caledonian Sleeper is also taking steps to improve the sustainability of its on-board operations, having committed to ensuring that no waste from the trains will be transferred to landfill, and instead waste is either recycled or recovered when the trains are cleaned after use.

Similarly concerned with the environment, we renewably produce more than twice as much energy than we use courtesy of our wind turbines, solar farm and biomass. This year sees the completion of our £4.5million low carbon refrigeration project – which could slash our refrigeration-related energy use by up to 80%.

Mac, our Managing Director, has said: “The Caledonian Sleeper connects some of the UK’s best destinations and we’re delighted to be providing a taste of Scotland for passengers to enjoy along the way.

“As a family business, we’re used to investing in the future, to try and protect the environment for generations to come. This has been one the key drivers for the partnership – as well as the desire to expand our product’s accessibility.

“We’re looking forward to seeing our single serve bars ‘on tour’ across the UK, bringing a little lift in every bite.”

Kathryn Darbandi, Serco’s Managing Director for Caledonian Sleeper, added: “We’re proud to partner with Mackie’s, an iconic Scottish brand that shares our passion for sustainability, and we’re confident today marks the beginning of a long and popular partnership.

“We understand that our exciting food and drink menu, packed with the very best produce that Scotland has to offer, is a staple of the Caledonian Sleeper service. Guests are taken on a culinary tour of Scotland as we transport them to their destination in style, and we’re delighted to count Mackie’s as one of our valued partners.”

*Caledonian Sleeper has a carbon footprint nearly 90% lower than making the equivalent journey by domestic flight. Based on a domestic flight journey from Inverness to London and 1 night hotel stay. Total kgCO2/ep Flight & Hotel 288.9, Total kgCO2/ep Caledonian Sleeper 33 – SNC-Lavalin Rail and Transit study October 2021.