The 2012 Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards

Michelle Stevens, from The Storehouse and Dores Inn, with Ambassador of the Year Charlie Devin
Michelle Stevens, from The Storehouse and Dores Inn, with Ambassador of the Year Charlie Devin

Ambassador of the Year Award

Winner: Charlie Devin

Sponsors: The Dores Inn; The Storehouse

Douglas Campbell (left) and Stephen Bremner from Tomatin Distillery with John Barrie of J&D Cowper
Douglas Campbell (left) and Stephen Bremner from Tomatin Distillery with John Barrie of J&D Cowper

Best Drink Award

Winner: Tomatin Distillery - Tomatin Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Sponsor: J & D Cowper Ltd

David Whiteford OBE, of the North Highland Initiative, with Vivienne Rollo from Kishorn Seafood Bar
David Whiteford OBE, of the North Highland Initiative, with Vivienne Rollo from Kishorn Seafood Bar

Best Eatery Award

Winner: Kishorn Seafood Bar

Case Study

Sponsors: North Highland Initative; The Full Range Purchasing

Sue Dalton, from Speyside Specialities, with Michael Gibson of Macbeth’s Butchers
Sue Dalton, from Speyside Specialities, with Michael Gibson of Macbeth’s Butchers

Best Marketing Initiative Award

Winner: Macbeth's Butchers

Case Study

Sponsor: Speyside Specialities

Michael Beveridge, of JBT Distribution & ParcelinQ, with Henry Angus (right), from Lossie Seafoods
Michael Beveridge, of JBT Distribution & ParcelinQ, with Henry Angus (right), from Lossie Seafoods

Development of Export Markets Award

Winner: Lossie Seafoods Ltd

Case Study

Sponsors: JBT Distribution; ParceLinQ

William Rose and Kirstine Dinnes, of TIO Ltd, collected award on behalf of Knockfarrel Produce
William Rose and Kirstine Dinnes, of TIO Ltd, collected award on behalf of Knockfarrel Produce

Environment Award

Winner: Knockfarrel Produce

Sponsor: TIO Limited

Richard Lochhead (left) with Mary Hemsworth and James Campbell from the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival
Richard Lochhead (left) with Mary Hemsworth and James Campbell from the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

Excellence Award

Winner: Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

Case Study
Sarah Riddle of Aquascot with Chris Taylor, from Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Sarah Riddle of Aquascot with Chris Taylor, from Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Healthier Food and Drink Award

Winner: Aquascot

Sponsor: Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Sally Swinbanks and Rosie Swinbanks (right) from The Tobermory Fish Company, Isle of Mull, with John Murray of Murray Retail
Sally Swinbanks and Rosie Swinbanks (right) from The Tobermory Fish Company, Isle of Mull, with John Murray of Murray Retail

Independent Food & Drink Retailer of the Year Award

Winner: The Tobermory Fish Company

Sponsor: Murray Retail

Ian Urquhart (left), representing Scotland Food & Drink, with Robert Mackenzie of Cullisse Highland Rapeseed Oil
Ian Urquhart (left), representing Scotland Food & Drink, with Robert Mackenzie of Cullisse Highland Rapeseed Oil

New Business Award

Winner: Cullisse Highland Rapeseed Oil

Case Study

Sponsor: Scotland Food & Drink

Gordon Gibb from Polaris Learning Ltd with Kirsty Gillies of Inverness-based Angelic Gluten Free
Gordon Gibb from Polaris Learning Ltd with Kirsty Gillies of Inverness-based Angelic Gluten Free

New Product Award

Winner: Angelic Gluten Free - Cookie Range

Sponsor: Polaris Learning Ltd

Magnus Swanson of Swansons Fruit Company Ltd with Jane Stuart-Smith from The Whitehouse Restaurant
Magnus Swanson of Swansons Fruit Company Ltd with Jane Stuart-Smith from The Whitehouse Restaurant

Restaurant of the Year Award

Winner: The Whitehouse Restaurant Lochaline

Case Study

Sponsor: Swansons Fruit Company

Young Shining Stars Sally Swinbanks, of The Tobermory Fish Company, and Andrew Whitehouse, of Café Artysans (right), with Barry Knight from The Full Range Purchasing Limited
Young Shining Stars Sally Swinbanks, of The Tobermory Fish Company, and Andrew Whitehouse, of Café Artysans (right), with Barry Knight from The Full Range Purchasing Limited

Young Shining Star Award

Winner: Andrew Whitehouse - Cafe Artysans & Sally Swinbanks - The Tobermory Fish Company

Sponsor: The Full Range Purchasing

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