Asda has been unveiled as the retail category sponsor of this year’s Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards.

The awards - run by Scotland Food and Drink in conjunction with the The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland and sponsored by The Grocer - are now open for entry until 2 March.

This year, every product entered will be sampled by the judging panel. Previously, products were shortlisted after an initial, paper-based judging round.

The winners will be unveiled at an awards presentation at the Dunblane Hydro Hotel on Thursday 24 May.