Scottish Nationalists call for boycott of ‘traitor’ Tunnock’s Teacakes

  • The historic Scottish firm has removed traditional Lion Rampant motif
  • Move has angered cybernats who have called Scots to boycott the treat
  • Managing director Boyd Tunnock was a vocal supporter of No campaign

By MAUREEN SUGDEN FOR THE SCOTTISH DAILY MAIL

It is one of Scotland’s most historic firms, whose foil-wrapped tea cakes delight tastebuds the world over.
But Tunnock’s has incurred the wrath of cybernats after rebranding the sweet treat as British, with its traditional Lion Rampant motif missing from a new advertising campaign in England.
The promotion, which has appeared on the London Underground, also describes the product as ‘Tunnock’s Great British Tea Cake’.>

Managing director Boyd Tunnock was a vocal supporter of the No campaign in the run-up to the independence referendum in 2014.
The 82-year-old biscuit baron – grandson of founder Thomas Tunnock, who started the company in Uddingston, Lanarkshire, in 1890 – said of the change: ‘It was the idea of my son-in-law, Fergus Loudon, who is the sales manager and looks after advertising. You’ve got The Great British Bake Off and things like that these days.

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