ROBIN Barr, the chairman of Irn-Bru maker AG Barr, is standing down after over 48 years at the company.
AG Barr has been run by a family member for 135 years, a tradition that will end with Robin Barr’s retirement.
Barr is one of only two people in the world who know the secret recipe for Irn-Bru – which has not changed since it was discovered by Barr’s great-grandfather over 108 years ago – and he still plans to make the journey to the company’s headquarters in Cumbernauld each month to personally mix the 32 ingredients which create the drink. But he has said that he will eventually pass on the secret to his daughter.
The soft drink company also produces brands such as Tizer and Orangina, but Irn Bru remains its main brand – with the equivalent of 12 cans of Irn Bru consumed every second in Scotland.