A Fyne victory Published: 23 May, 2014
ARGYLL seafood producer, Loch Fyne Oysters, has shone at the national Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards by winning the coveted Fish & Seafood category with its Kinglas salmon fillet.
Recent recipients of prestigious business award the Queens Award, Loch Fyne Oysters beat off competition from two other Argyll businesses in the category, Gigha Halibut and The Argyll Smokery, to scoop the award.
With 22 award categories celebrating excellence across Scottish food and drink, the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards showcase a broad spectrum of food and drink companies from across the country.
The event has almost doubled over the last 2 years and attracted an audience of 700 to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, where a meal showcasing the best of Scotlands larder was served. The Scottish television presenter, Kaye Adams, hosted the event.
The awards are organised by Scotland Food & Drink in partnership with The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS). The events headline sponsor is Asda and the awards are supported by Think Local.
Chief Executive of Scotland Food & Drink, James Withers, said: ‘We are thrilled to celebrate the standout successes of the Scottish food and drink industry with a record number of attendees at this years Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards.
‘The awards recognise our best food and drink products and businesses and each of our finalists merit the commendation. There is a food and drink revolution happening in Scotland, driving record sales at home and overseas.
‘Tonight celebrates the talent that is driving that and which is cementing Scotlands place in the culinary world.
‘I would encourage all finalists and winners to make the most of this recognition and to shout about their strengths. The awards take place during a massive year for Scotland and as the nation enjoys the limelight we will reinforce Scotlands justified reputation as a Land of Food and Drink.’
Stephen Hutt, Chief Executive of RHASS said: ‘Food and travel are inextricably linked, so in this the year of Homecoming it is fitting to showcase Scotland’s food and drink producers who are so crucial to Scotland’s tourism sector.
‘Tonight is full of brilliant moments created by passionate producers from Scotland’s natural resources and RHASS is delighted to lend its support.’
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