Excellent awards for Scottish salmon
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.