Excellence Awards

The Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards, run in partnership with the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, 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.

18 entered award categories celebrate excellence across Scottish food and drink, across retail, foodservice and business categories. The Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards showcase a broad spectrum of food and drink companies from across the country with 2014 winners including small start up companies like Island Girl (producers of Ooft sauce) and recently formed Ronan Foods (producers of a range of free-from foods); family farming businesses like Glenrath Farms (a free range egg producer) and Graham’s The Family Dairy (Scotland’s largest independent dairy); and Mathiesons Bakery, which dates back to 1872.

The 2015 Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards timeline is as follows:

w/c 5th January open for entries
Friday 27th February deadline for entries
Wednesday 27th May awards ceremony and dinner

Applications are made online from this page.

Additional queries should be directed to Sophie Fraser by email or 0131 335 0952.

Documents

  • Category Criteria 2014 Adobe Acrobat / 132 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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