Seafood features in Excellence Awards shortlist

Salmon and salmon-based products have made a strong showing in the shortlist for the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2023.

St James Smokehouse’s Smoked Salmon Pure Royal Fillet, Belhaven Smokehouse’s Belhaven Cured Cold Smoked Salmon and Bakkafrost Scotland’s Native Hebridean Scottish Salmon are all in the running in the Fish & Seafood Products Category.

They will be up against Campbells Prime Meat (Orkney Hand Dived Scallops) and the WeeCOOK Fishwife Pie.

Belhaven Smokehouse’s Charcoal Smoked Salmon and Salar Smokehouse’s Flaky Smoked Salmon are also shortlisted, for Artisan Product of the Year.

The judging panel is made up of decision-making buyers, influencers and chefs from across the food and drink sector.

The winners in all categories will be announced at a gala dinner at the Edinburgh international Conference Centre on Thursday 7 September, hosted by Fred Sirieix, star of Channel 4’s First Dates reality TV series.

To see the complete shortlist for the 2023 awards, go online to


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