For over 20 years the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards have recognised and rewarded the very best of Scotland’s food and drink.

They celebrate the relentless pursuit of perfection from companies, teams and individuals who, through their creative efforts, are raising the bar and helping to build Scotland’s reputation as a Land of Food and Drink.

The Excellence Awards play an important role in helping deliver on our ambition to double the value of the industry by 2030. They are the culmination of all the hard work, innovation and passion that happens every working day and often well into the night.

Support for the awards comes from a range of organisations and reflects the breadth of the industry. The awards are run by Scotland Food & Drink in partnership with the Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland and the headline sponsor is Asda.

With 18 entered categories, the Excellence Awards are open to all Scottish food and drink companies whose products are wholly or mainly produced, processed and packaged in Scotland.


Dates for the diary

5 November 2019 – Entries Open

14 February 2020 – Entries Close

10 September 2020 –  Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony, Edinburgh

Important update – event postponement

It has been a difficult decision to take but given the uncertainty around the extent of the impact of Coronavirus we have decided to postpone the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards Gala Dinner 2020.

The 2020 Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards ceremony will now take place on Thursday 10 September at the EICC in Edinburgh. All tickets purchased for the May date will be honoured for the rescheduled September date.





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