Get a taste for food spotlight as Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards set to return

The Inverness Courier – Federica Stefani

A MAJOR Highland food and drink industry event will be back this year after two years away.

The Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards is set to return and organiser are calling for entries from businesses across the Highlands and Islands, and Moray.

The 14 categories will be open for nominations and entries from April 21. Entries can be made online at before the closing date of May 31. Shortlisting will take place during the summer and the evening awards ceremony will take place on October 28.

Two new categories have been added this year that consider a wider cross-section of the industry: Best Food and Drink Tourism Experience and Supply Chain Business.

Marion Armitage, a member of the award’s steering group and an award’s ambassador, said: “It is wonderful to have the Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards back this year after a two-year hiatus and it’s great to see the food and drink industry in this area is just as exciting as ever.

“The contribution to the industry of the wider cross-section in tourism and the supply chain is vital and I’m delighted we are honouring these categories in the 2022 awards. It’s with huge importance that we all work together to strengthen bonds and make the food and drink industry in the Highlands and Islands the best it can be and I’m looking forward to celebrating that”.