In 2018 we received over 275 entries which were sampled and scrutinized by 45 judges who are experts in their field. In the run up to the event, we achieved 3,000 views of online articles showcasing the industry and the awards, 20,000 views of engaging video content, 100,000 branded online adverts and on the night #sfdea2018 trended on Twitter.

Gala Dinner Thursday 23 May 2019,

Edinburgh Corn Exchange

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The Winners of the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2018.

Congratulations once again!

Food Pioneer

 – sponsored by the Scotsman –

Calum Richardson : The Bay Fish and Chips

Savouries & Accompaniments

– sponsored by Livingston James –

Spice Pots : Spice Pots Goan Blend


 – sponsored by Willis Towers Watson –

St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Company :

St Andrews Farmhouse Cheddar


– sponsored by Scottish Bakers –

Aldi : Specially Selected Orkney Caramel Shortbread

Scotch Brand Product of the Year

– sponsored by Quality Meat Scotland –

PR Duff Ltd (T/A MacDuff 1890) :

MacDuff 1890 Native Breed Body (Scotch Beef PGI)


– sponsored by Reiser –

East Coast Cured : Porcini & Truffle Salami

Fish & Seafood

– sponsored by DR Newitt –

Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd: Bradan Orach

Confectionery, Drinks & Snacking

– sponsored by New Town Partnership –

Cocoa Ooze Chocolates : Liquorice & Black Pepper Bar


– sponsored by McLaren Packaging –

six°north : Foraged and Found


– sponsored by Invest in Perth –

Isle of Harris Distillers Ltd : Isle of Harris Gin

Foodservice Product of the Year

The Scottish Salmon Company :

Native Hebridean Farmed Salmon

Healthy Choice

– sponsored by Rowett Institute –

Hungry Squirrel : ABC Crunchy Mix Nut Butter

Product of the Year, Highly Commended

PR DUFF LTD: MACDUFF 1890 Native Breed Body

Product of the Year, Highly Commended

St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Company:  St Andrews Farmhouse Cheddar

Own Label Product of the Year

– sponsored by The Grocer –

Aldi : Specially Selected Shortbread Rounds – Lemon

Primary Producer of the Year

– sponsored by SRUC –


Scottish Sourcing

– sponsored by The Food & Drink Hub –

The Whitehouse Restaurant Lochaline

Brand Success of the Year

– sponsored by Palletforce Plant and Grow Ltd –

Border Biscuits

Export Business of the Year

– sponsored by Dentons –

Tilly Confectionery Ltd

Success through Partnership

– sponsored by SAOS –

Quality Pork Ltd

Environmental Sustainability

– sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland –

Farne Salmon and Trout Ltd

Investing in Skills

– sponsored by Skills Development Scotland –

Joseph Robertson

Young Talent

– sponsored by FDF Scotland –

Kirsty George : Luss Smokehouse

Entrepreneur of the Year

– sponsored by Johnston Carmichael –

Mimi’s Bakehouse


– sponsored by Sodexo –

Winner: Peel Tech Ltd

Product of the Year

– sponsored by RHASS –

Isle of Harris Gin : Harris Distillers

Business of the Year

– sponsored by Clydesdale Bank –

Border Biscuits

Outstanding Contribution

– sponsored by The Scottish Government –

Jim Mclaren MBE, Quality Meat Scotland




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