Finalists of the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2017 have been announced.

64 businesses from across Scotland have been shortlisted from across 22 categories including Own Label, Brewing and Distilling.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony and dinner hosted by chef and TV presenter Simon Rimmer in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Thursday 18 May.

“We’ve had such a diverse range of businesses entering the awards this year which is fantastic to see,” said Scotland Food & Drink chief executive James Withers.

“Our new categories of Brewing and Distilling were our most highly entered, so we are proud to be supporting these pioneers in their field and giving them a platform on which to display their products. We’re thrilled to welcome back Simon Rimmer as our prestigious host for the evening. It’s set to be a great event, good luck to all those shortlisted!”

To view the full shortlist, please click here.

Tickets for the ceremony and dinner are available from Scotland Food & Drink priced at £125 + VAT for Scotland Food & Drink members or £250 + VAT for non-members. Shortlisted businesses are offered tickets at the discounted rate of £95 + VAT. Tickets can be purchased from Scotland Food & Drink by clicking here.