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. 21 awards recognise excellence across retail, foodservice and business categories.

The 2014 Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards will be held on the 22nd of May at the EICC. Newly expanded, the EICC will host the annual celebration of all that makes Scotland a Land of Food and Drink. The evening will begin at 6.30pm with a drinks reception followed by the awards ceremony and dinner. The dress code is black tie.

The Excellence Awards are now sold out. A number of tickets are reserved for shortlisted companies for sale at the SF&D/RHASS member rate of £99+VAT, any remaining tickets will be released in April. A waiting list is in operation, please contact Gillian Cullen by email to join the list.

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


Soup, Preserves & Accompaniments Sponsored by Asda    
Island Girl Ltd    
Isle of Skye Sea Salt Company    
Summer Harvest Oils   

Fish & Seafood Sponsored by The Crown Estate   
Gigha Halibut   
Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd   
The Argyll Smokery  

Bakery & Cereal based products Sponsored by Asda    
Angelic Gluten Free Ltd   
Mathiesons Bakery Ltd   
Nairn’s Oakcakes 

Red, White & Game Sponsored by Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight   Amhuinnsuidhe Castle Estate Products   
Scotty Brand Ltd 

Drink - Non Alcoholic Sponsored by Asda   
Berry Scrumptious   
Cuddybridge Apple Juice
Eteaket Tea   

Drink -  Alcoholic Sponsored by Shepherd & Wedderburn    
Lerwick Brewery  
Pincer Vodka   
Spencerfield Spirit Co Ltd 

Dairy Sponsored by Asda    
Glenrath Farms     
Graham’s The Family Dairy   
Shetland Cheese Ltd  

Confectionery & Snacking Sponsored by Asda    
Hello Chocolate!   
Mackie's at Taypack   
The Wee Fudge Company 

Foodservice Product of the Year Sponsored by Sodexo    
Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier   
Pulsetta Foods Limited  
Taste of Arran  

Health Initiative of the Year Sponsored by The Rowett Institute
Chilli Papas
Ronan Foods

Brand Success of the Year Sponsored by Palletforce    
Graham’s The Family Dairy        
Mackie’s at Taypack        
Scotty Brand Ltd   

Export Business of the Year Sponsored by Clydesdale Bank    
FA027 (Intersea Food Scotland Ltd)        
Mackie’s at Taypack  

Innovation Sponsored by Queen Margaret University    
Insignia Technologies       
iQ Chocolate        
Rannoch Smokery Ltd    

Investing in People Sponsored by Skills Development Scotland    
Dean’s of Huntly Limited        
The Scottish Salmon Company    

Success Through Partnership Sponsored by SAOS  
Aldi Stores Ltd        
FAO27 (Intersea Food Scotland Ltd)        
Food and Drink Hub (Scotland) Ltd   

Environmental Sustainability Sponsored by Resource Efficient Scotland  
Albert Bartlett        
Island Bakery Organics Ltd        
The Ethical Shellfish Company    

Scottish Sourcing Sponsored by Taste Our Best, VisitScotland    
Eileandubh Restaurant        
Frankie’s Fish & Chips        
The Bridge Inn at Ratho   

Scottish Food & Drink Entrepreneur Sponsored by Johnston Carmichael 
FAO27 (Intersea Food Scotland Ltd)       
Graham’s The Family Dairy        
Stephens Bakery         



  • Category Criteria 2014NaN KB

    A full overview of category criteria.

  • Getting the most from your awardAdobe Acrobat / 1,123 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.

  • Entering Food and Drink AwardsAdobe Acrobat / 1,167 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.

  • Excellence Awards Winners 2012 - Retail CategoryAdobe Acrobat / 282 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.

  • Excellence Awards Winners 2012 - Business CategoryAdobe 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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