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).