Macsween has won product of the year at The Scottish Food and Drink Awards for its innovative take on haggis.
The producer was one of 22 companies picking up an award at a lavish bash held in Edinburgh last night, attended by 700 guests.
Other winners on the night included Island Girl, Ronan Foods, Glenrath Farms and Mathiesons bakery.
Judges tasted 115 food and drink entries and examined submissions for 154 entries from 102 businesses before deciding on the winners.
A lifetime achievement award was also given to Alan Hardie, of bakery Paterson Arran, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Scottish food and drink industry.
“We are thrilled to celebrate the standout successes of the Scottish food and drink industry with a record number of attendees at this year’s Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards,” said chief executive of Scotland Food & Drink James Withers.
“The awards recognise our best food and drink products and businesses and each of our finalists merit the commendation. There is a food and drink revolution happening in Scotland, driving record sales at home and overseas. Tonight celebrates the talent that is driving that and which is cementing Scotland’s place in the culinary world.
“I would encourage all finalists and winners to make the most of this recognition and to shout about their strengths. The awards take place during a massive year for Scotland and as the nation enjoys the limelight we will reinforce Scotland’s justified reputation as a Land of Food and Drink.”
The full list of winners is as follows:
|Award||Sponsor||Name of Business||Product Name||Region|
|Soup, Preserves & Accompaniments||Asda||Island Girl||Ooft hot pepper sauce||Scottish Borders|
|Bakery & Cereal Based||Mathiesons Bakery||Fresh Cream Bavarian Tarts||Falkirk|
|Dairy||Glenrath Farms||Kitty Campbell Free Range Eggs||Scottish Borders|
|Confectionery & Snacking||Mackie’s at Taypack||Mackie’s Ridge Cut Potato Crisps||Perth & Kinross|
|Drink - Non-Alcoholic||Cuddybridge Apple Juice||Cuddybridge Apple Juice and Scottish Sea Buckthorn||Scottish Borders|
|Drink - Alcoholic||Shepherd and Wedderburn||Spencerfield Spirit||The Feathery||Fife|
|Fish & Seafood||The Crown Estate||Loch Fyne Oysters||The Kinglas Fillet||Argyll & Bute|
|Meat: Red, White and Game||Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight||Macsween||Macsween Limited Edition Range: Venison Haggis and Threebird Haggis||Midlothian|
|Foodservice Product of the Year||Sodexo||Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier||Un-enrobed Velvet Truffles & Spiced Pralines||Perth & Kinross|
|Health Initiative of the Year||Rowett Institute||Ronan Foods||Yi Iced Desserts||Edinburgh|
|Brand Success of the Year||Palletforce||Graham’s The Family Dairy||Stirling|
|Export Business of the Year||Clydesdale Bank||FAO27||Highlands|
|Innovation||Queen Margaret University||Rannoch Smokery||Perth & Kinross|
|Investing in People||Skills Development Scotland||Dean’s of Huntly Limited||Aberdeenshire|
|Success Through Partnership||SAOS||FAO27||Highlands|
|Environmental Sustainability||Resource Efficient Scotland||Albert Bartlett||North Lanarkshire|
|Scottish Sourcing||Taste Our Best, VisitScotland||Eileandubh Restaurant||Highlands|
|Scottish Food & Drink Entrepreneur||Johnston Carmichael||Graham’s The Family Dairy||Stirling|
|Product of the Year||Eat, Drink, Discover Scotland||Macsween||Macsween Limited Edition Range: Venison Haggis and Threebird Haggis||Midlothian|
|Business of the Year||Business Stream||Graham’s The Family Dairy||Stirling|
|Small Business of the Year||Scottish Natural Heritage||Spencerfield Spirit||Fife|
|Outstanding Contribution to Food & Drink||Scottish Government||Alan Hardie||Paterson Arran||West Lothian|