The Scottish Salmon Company, based on the Isle of Lewis, is in the running for not one, but two Highlands and Islands Food & Drink awards.
Short-listed finalists have been announced in 12 categories including Best Drink, Export, Independent Food & Drink Retailer, New Product and Restaurant of the Year.
The winners of two additional categories not open for general entry, namely Ambassador of the Year and the Judges Award, will be made at the discretion of the judges and revealed at the Awards Ceremony which will take place at the Kingsmill Hotel, Inverness on Friday, October 24th.
The event attracts around 300 representatives from the region’s top food and drink businesses who gather annually to celebrate all that is best in the industry in the Highlands and Islands and Cairngorm National Park area.
And it is hoped that the Isle of Lewis entries for The Scottish Salmon Company will bring home an award as its short-listed in both the ‘Export’ award category, as well as the ‘Best Marketing Initiative’ award. The Highlands and Islands Food & Drink Awards complement the work of the Highlands and Islands Food & Drink Forum and are supported by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).
They celebrate excellence and achievement in the industry and recognise industry players at the top of their game.
Crystal Mackay, HIE’s Development Manager for Food & Drink said: “HIE is extremely pleased to see such a high level and quality of entries received from across the region for the Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards.
“Our fantastic natural larder is a key strength for the region and growing the food and drink sector is a priority for the agency. “We welcome and thank all the dedicated companies across the Highlands and Islands and Cairngorms National Park area who entered and we wish all the short-listed companies the best of luck in the forthcoming awards.”