SSC shortlisted for national food awards

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The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has been named as a finalist in three categories at the prestigious Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards 2019.

SSC was shortlisted in the Primary Producer of the Year, Business of the Year and Export Business of the Year categories at the annual awards.

The shortlisting recognises the company’s achievement in growing its export business through a commitment to Provenance Guaranteed and the development of its clan of brands including Lochlander Salmon, Tartan Salmon Label Rouge and Native Hebridean Salmon.

A native strain of Scottish salmon, Native Hebridean Salmon descend from North Uist and reared exclusively in the Hebrides.

Craig Anderson, SSC chief executive, said: ‘We’re delighted to be shortlisted for not one but three categories at these coveted awards. With more than 600 staff across 60 sites in some of the most remote and rural areas of the west coast of Scotland and Hebrides, we are passionate about our Scottish provenance.

‘It is our commitment to Scottish provenance and authenticity that sets us apart in the global market. These prestigious annual awards represent the very best that Scotland’s larder has to offer and it’s a credit to our team that we have been shortlisted.’

Winners from will be announced in front of 800 guests at the awards ceremony and dinner on Thursday May 23 at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh.