The strength of the Scotland, Northern Ireland region is driven through our people, who strive to deliver great services consistently for our customers every day. As a team, we learn from experience and share best practice to ensure we make a difference in evolving and supporting the lived experience to all those whom we are privileged to serve.

Fiona Martin – Region Contract Director – Hestia Scotland & Northern Ireland Region


We cover a significant territory in Scotland and Northern Ireland which includes 18 major sites and a further 87 minor sites. This region is unique within Aramark Defence Services in so far as we provide services to the Army, Navy and RAF, a fact that we are very proud of. Our team of over 1100 colleagues serve over 120,000 meals per month across a region which extends from Lerwick in the North of Scotland, Benbecula in Outer Hebrides, Longtown in England and across the Irish Sea to Northern Ireland.

Over and above the day to day requirements for catering, cleaning and mess services, we also deliver all events and functions as required by our customers.

Edinburgh Castle is the jewel in the crown where we are privileged to serve guests from around the world, particularly during the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Our Region also includes the only military family school in the UK.

18 major sites and further 87 minor sites

Team of over 1,100 colleagues

Serving over 120,00 meals per month

Proudly serving Edinburgh Military Tattoo and others


Our focus remains on the consistent delivery of quality customer service, regardless of the location or size of the site and scope of services offered. As many of our customers live and work with us for months at a time, innovation is crucial to maintain their interest. We achieve this by introducing seasonal ingredients and new retail food concepts which reflect high street trends, backed up by promotions via our bespoke Side by Side Hub App. We have established an enviable reputation and our record stands as testament to this, we make a difference.

We are a team of dedicated and enthusiastic professionals, comprising both operations and functional specialists, supported by our central teams. We are a close knit team whose work ethic lives up to the values of our company. Ultimately we never lose sight of a simple fact – our customer experience is defined and differentiated by our front line employees. We learn together from experience and as we reach every milestone we celebrate our success. We do have a strategic plan, it’s called “getting things done!”


Our company is driven by our people. If you are interested in finding out more about a career with ADS, why not get in touch?