Scottish Salmon Company shortlisted for award

The Scottish Salmon Company has reached the finals of the Foodservice Product of the Year category at the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2017 for its Native Hebridean Salmon.

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The product, which was introduced to the international market last year, was developed through an innovative broodstock programme that ensures full traceability. The native strain is descended from wild salmon from the rivers of North Uist and born, bred and raised exclusively in the Hebrides.

The Edinburgh-headquartered company was one of only four businesses shortlisted for the Foodservice Product of the Year award, out of 272 entries across 22 categories, and the company’s chief executive Craig Anderson said: “To be shortlisted for Foodservice Product of the Year is a testament to our commitment to provenance and innovation. Our broodstock programme has been in development for several years and our unique strain of Native Hebridean Salmon is born, bred and reared exclusively in the Hebrides. We are bringing Scottish salmon back to Scotland.”

Also nominated in the Foodservice Product of the Year Award category are Loch Duart Ltd for its Loch Duart Salmon, and Salar Smokehouse for its Salar Flaky Smoked Salmon.

The winners of the award will be announced on Thursday 18 May at a ceremony in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

The Scottish Salmon Company is Scotland’s leading producer of sea loch fresh salmon, exporting to 25 countries around the world. It employs 480 people across 60 sites in remote and rural areas on the west coast of Scotland and the Hebrides.