The 2014 Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards

Ambassador of the Year Award

Winner: Shirley Spear

Sponsor: North Highland Initative

Best Drink Award

Winner: Cairngorm Brewery Company Ltd

Highly Commended: Lerwick Brewery - 60° North

Sponsors: JBT Distribution; ParceLinQ

Best Eatery Award

Winner: Frankie's Fish & Chips

Special Commendation: Good Highland Food

Sponsors: Nessgro; Swansons Fruit Company

Best Marketing Initiative Award

Winner: Dalwhinnie Distillery

Highly Commended: The Scottish Salmon Company

Sponsor: Cairngorms National Park

Environment Award

Winner: Isle of Skye Sea Salt Company

Highly Commended: Ninth Wave Restaurant

Sponsor: TIO Limited

Export Award

Winner: Loch Duart Ltd

Highly Commended: Maclean's Highland Bakery

Sponsor: Norbert Dentressangle

Food & Drink Business Growth Award

Winner: FAO27

Sponsor: Johnston Carmichael

Healthier Food and Drink Award

Winner: The Scottish Goat Meat Company

Sponsor: The University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute of Nutrition & Health

Independent Food & Drink Retailer of the Year Award

Winner: Skye Farm Shop

Highly Commended: Buth Bheag

Sponsor: Boxshop

Judges' Award

Winner: Highland Cordials - Nettle & Ginger Cordial

Sponsor: Gordon & MacPhail

New Business Award

Winner: Orkney Buffalo

Highly Commended: West Coast Delicatessen

Sponsor: Bank of Scotland

New Product Award

Winner: Black Isle Dairy - Dairy Ice Cream Range

Highly Commended: Coast & Glen - Fish Box & The Argyll Smokery - Kiln Roasted Smoked Trout

Sponsor: Scotland Food and Drink

Restaurant of the Year Award

Winner: Station Road Restaurant at The Lovat Loch Ness

Sponsor: Think Local

Young Shining Star Award

Winner: Annie Body - Annie's Bakery

Highly Commended: Tammy Rendall - Associated Seafoods Ltd

Sponsor: Ecosse Professional Services Ltd

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