The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

Scottish food producers up for excellence awards


FOOD AND drink firms from across Courier Country have been shortliste­d for the Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards.

Television presenter Kaye Adams will host the event in Edinbur”h, with 700 ”uests attendin”.

The awards are or”anised by Scotland Food & Drink in partnershi­p with the Royal Hi”hland and A” ricultural Society of Scotland.

Chief executive of Scotland Food & Drink, James Withers, said: “These awards celebrate the best of Scottish food and drink products and businesses, rreco”nisin” the quality of produce and excellence in a ran”e of fields from innovation to sustainabi­lity and the developmen­t of health initiative­s.

“Feedback from the jud”es was very positive aand the standard of entries wwas hi”h across the board.

“Entries have come from iindividua­ls, artisan producers and ”lobal brands reflectin” the wide variety of our food and drink companies as well as their stren”ths and expertise.

“All play their part in the ccontinued developmen­t and ”rowth of the industry to a value of £16.5bn by 2017.” Nominees: Perth and Kinross — Summer Harvest Oils, Summer Harvest truffle infused oil (Soup, Preserves and Accompanim­ents); Mackies atTaypack, Mackie’s Rid”e Cut Potato Crisps (Confection­ery and Snackin”); Iain Burnett Hi”hland Chocolatie­r, un-enrobed velvet truffles and spiced pralines (Foodservic­e Product of theYear); Mackie’s at Taypack (Brand Success of the Year); Rannoch Smokery Ltd (Innovation).

Falkirk — Mathiesons Bakery Ltd, fresh cream B av a r i a n mandarin patisserie tarts, fresh cream Bavarian mixed berry tarts.

Fife — Spencerf ield Spirit Co Ltd, The Feathery (Drink — Alcoholic); Hello Chocolate!, The Walk’ – a bespoke collection of artisan chocolates (Confection­ery and Snackin”).

Stirlin” — Graham’sThe Family Dairy, Graham’s Scottish cheddar cheese (Dairy); Graham’s The Family Dairy ( Brand Success of the Year); iQ Chocolate (Innovation).

An” us — Mackays (Export Business of the Year).

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