Excellence Awards

The Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards, run in partnership with the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS), have been recognising and rewarding the very best in Scottish food and drink for many years. The title sponsor is Asda and the awards are supported by Think Local.

Nineteen entered categories celebrate excellent Scottish food and drink across retail, foodservice and business awards. A full list of categories and their criteria is available to download at the bottom of this page.

The sold out Excellence Awards ceremony and dinner took place on Wednesday 27th May at the National Museum for Scotland in Edinburgh. A record breaking 239 entries were received for the awards, up from 153 in 2014. In the course of their assessment of the award applications, the retail and foodservice judging panel tasted 161 product entries during a two day tasting session, examining submissions from 116 businesses across Scotland. A full list of winners can be found here.

The Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards will open for entries in January 2016.

Additional queries concerning the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards should be directed to Sophie Fraser by email or on 0131 335 0952.




Documents

  • Category Criteria 2015 Adobe Acrobat / 100 KB

    A full overview of category criteria.

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  • Getting the most from your award Adobe Acrobat / 1,122 KB

    This document provides winners advice on how to make the most of your award success. There are opportunities around every corner and this document aims to help you make the most of them.

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  • Entering Food and Drink Awards Adobe Acrobat / 1,166 KB

    This document provides advice on how to write succesful award applications. Companies who have been shortlisted for award categories previously have proven successful in submitting comprehensive, high quality award entries.

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  • Excellence Awards Winners Retail Category Adobe Acrobat / 281 KB

    In 2012, Macsween and Nairn's Oatcakes both won Excellence Awards in retail categories. In this case study they explain why they entered the Excellence Awards and the benefits of doing so.

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  • Excellence Awards Winners Business Category Adobe Acrobat / 280 KB

    In 2012, Orkney Fishermen's Society and Scotty Brand both won Excellence Awards in business categories. In this case study they explain why they entered the Excellence Awards and the benefits of doing so.

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  • Excellence Award Winners Non-Alcoholic Drink Category Adobe Acrobat / 404 KB

    In 2014, Cuddybridge Apple Juice was successful in winning the Non-Alcoholic Drink category of the Excellence Awards. They explain how entering has benefitted the business. 

     

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