Ex­cel­lent awards for Scot­tish sal­mon

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THE Scot­tish Sal­mon Com­pany (SSC) won the Food Ser­vice Prod­uct of the Year for its Na­tive He­bridean Sal­mon at the Scot­land Food and Drink Ex­cel­lence Awards 2018.

The com­pany was also highly com­mended in the cat­e­gory of Ex­port Busi­ness of the Year.

SSC’s in­no­va­tive brood­stock pro­gramme has been in de­vel­op­ment for a num­ber of years and takes the com­pany’s com­mit­ment to Scot­tish prove­nance once step fur­ther by not just guar­an­tee­ing Scot­tish prove­nance, but Her­bridean ori­gin and is­land her­itage.

Wel­com­ing the news of the win, SSC chief ex­ec­u­tive Craig An­der­son said the award was ‘tes­ta­ment

Host Si­mon Rim­mer, Fiona Larkin and Su Cox (SSC), and spon­sor Ceri Ritchie (Con­nect Lo­cal) to the hard work and in­vest­ment that SSC has made to Na­tive He­bridean’.

Mean­while, Loch Fyne Oys­ters cele- brated its 40th year of trad­ing by win­ning the top prize in the Fish and Seafood cat­e­gory of the awards for its Bradan Orach smoked sal­mon.

Un­like other smoked sal­mon prod­ucts, Bradan Orach is cold smoked for up to 24 hours longer, which re­sults in a fuller, richer flavour.

Loch Fyne Oys­ters man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Cameron Brown said:‘ Bradan Orach is Gaelic for ‘golden sal­mon’. Smok­ing the fish for dou­ble the amount of time gives a dif­fer­ent dryer, meatier tex­ture and a good, strong smok­i­ness. Us­ing shav­ings from re­tired whisky casks for smok­ing makes it a truly Scot­tish prod­uct.

‘I would like to thank the smoke­house staff who make sure ev­ery kiln of sal­mon is smoked to per­fec­tion. Their years of ex­pe­ri­ence was recog­nised by the judg­ing panel and I am de­lighted that this tra­di­tional recipe got the recog­ni­tion it de­serves.’

Loch Fyne Oys­ters was also short­listed for Pri­mary Pro­ducer of the Year and Ex­port Busi­ness of the Year.

The an­nual awards took place cer­e­mony at Ed­in­burgh In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence Cen­tre (EICC) on June 7, with more than 740 guests.

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