Enter the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards

Awards not only acknowledge success; they recognise many other qualities: ability, struggle, effort and, above all, excellence.


After more than two long and tough years, when the entire supply chain had to fundamentally change the way it did business – almost over-night; when food and drink businesses had to pivot, flex and stretch to keep the nations fridges and freezers full, their employees in jobs and their valuable brands alive, it’s really exciting to finally be able to celebrate the hidden heroes, the resilience and the tenacity of our amazing industry with the 2022 Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards.


Entries for the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2022 have now closed.


Tasted categories

Healthier choice
Snacks & Accompaniments
Confectionery & Soft Drinks
Fish & Seafood
Free From
Scotch Brand

Business categories

Best for Scottish (independent)
Best for Scottish (multiple)
Employer of the year
Primary Producer
Regional Food and Drink Award
Young talent

What's new for 2022

We have revisited the categories for 2022 to reflect the changing world around us.


Climate impact is now front and centre in consumers’ minds and Scotland is uniquely placed to be a beacon of sustainable food and drink production. To celebrate the remarkable effort the sector is making we have introduced a Sustainability category and put a renewed focus throughout all the awards’ criteria.


In recognition of the monumental shift by consumers to support regional and local produce we have introduced a Regional Food Award to reflect the collaboration happening across the regions helping to put Scotland’s unique products on the map.


In an addition to the tasted category, a new Free From award aims to reflect the growing demand for alternative food and drink solutions and the innovation from businesses in this category.


Finally, our Business of the Year award moves to become Employer of the Year to shine a spotlight on the innovation and creativity developed and adopted by businesses that will leave a lasting legacy on our sector helping to attract the next generation of talented employees.


Before you enter please make sure you familiarise yourself with the judging process and terms and conditions.