Press Release

Dumfries and Galloway business, Galloway Chillies are amongst an elite group of Scottish businesses to be included on the shortlist for the prestigious Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards. 

Scotland Food and Drink Finalist 2015

Galloway Chillies has been shortlisted for the Soups, Preserves and Accompaniments award and was among a record 163 businesses that submitted 239 entries to 19 award categories, which recognise excellence across the Scottish food and drink industry. The Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards promise to be the food-lovers’ event of the year and will take place on 27 May at Edinburgh’s National Museum of Scotland.  

Speaking as she received the good news about their shortlist success, Sheena Horner said:

It's an honour to have one of my products shortlisted for such a prestigious award, I was absolutely delighted that the judges rated Chilli Burns so highly.  What’s particularly good is that Chilli Burns uses three other locally made products in the ingredients – Bladnoch whisky, honey from A Bee Provided at Auchencairn and Waulkmill Cider vinegar.  While I’m the only food producer from Dumfries & Galloway to be shortlisted, I’m thrilled to represent the values and flavours of the region at the finals in May.



The broadcaster, Kaye Adams, will host the sell-out awards ceremony in May. Dubbed the Scottish food and drink ‘Oscars’, the ceremony sold out in record time and will be bigger than ever before with more than 800 guests attending on the night. Attendees will be treated to a drinks reception and delicious dinner, showcasing the very best of Scotland’s larder.  

The awards are organised by Scotland Food & Drink in partnership with The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS). The title sponsor is Asda and the awards are supported by Think Local.

“The Excellence Awards recognise the incredible quality that Scotland’s food and drink industry has to offer, the outstanding achievements of individuals and businesses as well as the high standard of our products and the level of innovation we're seeing across the sector. Across our Land of Food and Drink the shortlist recognises big businesses to smaller, artisan producers ranging from new to long established. Our expert panel of judges have remarked on the impressive quality of products and the high standard of business entries. 
"During the Year of Food and Drink it is appropriate that this year’s awards have been record breaking with the largest number of entries and an increase in attendees to the award ceremony and dinner in response to the tremendous demand. This is testament to the profile, success and sentiment of the industry. We look forward to a stellar celebration in May!"  


For more information or images, contact Sheena Horner at Galloway Chillies on :

For more information on the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards, contact Martha Bryce at Taste Communications on: Tel. 0131 225 7205


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