Scottish drinks manufacturer AG Barr said the hot weather had boosted its citrus-based drinks - Orangina, Lipton Ice Tea and Simply Citrus.

Pre-tax profit rose 16% from £6.2m to £7.2m for the six months ended July 26. Turnover increased by 6% to £65.9m.

The peak temperatures also saw sales of iconic brand Irn-Bru achieved a double-digit increase in England and Wales.

Executive chairman Robin Barr said: “Although competition is aggressive, we believe our business is well placed to drive forward our unique portfolio of branded products and thereby achieve future success.”

Meanwhile, Barr said that sales and marketing director, Jim Dawson has left the company after 20 years.

Also, non-executive director, John Goodwin will retire in November after ten years service and that June Ronnie Hanna joined the group as a non-executive director in June.