A new Scottish Sourcing award is up for grabs at this year’s Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards, which opened for entries this week.

Scottish Sourcing replaces last year’s Food Tourism award.

Iain Burnett, owner of The Highland Chocolatier and winner of last year’s Product of the Year award, launched the awards on Tuesday.

They were “a fantastic platform to celebrate the outstanding achievements across our industry”, said James Withers, CEO of Scotland Food & Drink, which organises the awards.

Entries can be made through www.scotlandfoodanddrink.org until 28 February. Asda is headline sponsor The Grocer is media partner.