Renowned Scottish soft drink manufacturer A.G. Barr plc, whose brands include Forfar-based Strathmore Springs, has been revealed as an official supporter of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The company, whose links with Glasgow date back more than 100 years, will be supporting the Games through its wide portfolio of brands including: Irn-Bru, Scotland’s ‘other national drink’; Rubicon, the UK’s number one exotic juice drinks range, as well as Angus’s Strathmore Scottish spring water.
Strathmore water and other beverages will be supplied by AG Barr to the Athletes’ Village during Games time, and Irn-Bru, Strathmore, Rubicon and Barr will be made available across Glasgow 2014 venues.
Barr Soft Drinks was established in 1875 when former Chairman Robin Barr’s great grandfather Robert Barr set up a soft drinks business in Falkirk.
The company has a long history of sports sponsorship, dating back to the early 1900s when IRN-BRU was associated with sporting heroes of the day such as Donald Dinnie, all-round champion athlete of the world; and Alex Munro, champion caber tosser of the world and champion wrestler.