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 Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards closed for entries on Friday 27th February. The shortlist will be announced on Monday 6th April, all entrants will be notified of their shortlisting or otherwise at this time.

Food Hero is a brand new category of the Excellence Awards. Sponsored by The Herald, this award is voted for by the public. Full information is available here.

The Excellence Awards ceremony and dinner will take place on Wednesday 27th May at the National Museum for Scotland in Edinburgh, the evening will begin with a drinks reception at 6.30pm. Tickets for the event are now SOLD OUT, contact Gillian Cullen on 0131 335 0940 or by email to join the waiting list. Prices are as follows:

       Member of SF&D/RHASS £99+VAT per ticket or £900+VAT per table of ten
       Non-member £199+per ticket or £1900+VAT per table of ten

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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