Goats lead the way as Keith firm take first prize

A Keith company who took a major prize in the Highlands and Islands Food and Drink are being congratulated by Moray’s political leaders.

The Scottish Goat Meat Company took the Healthier Food and Drink Award – while several other Moray businesses reached the finals of the prestigious annual awards.

Shortlisted in several categories were the Tomintoul Distillery, MacLean’s Highland Bakery in Forres, the Allarburn Farm Shop in Elgin, Tammy Rendel from Buckie’s Associated Seafood and The Bothy in Burghead.

Richard Lochhead MSP said: “Congratulations to Keith based business ‘The Scottish Goat Meat Company’ on achieving this prestigious award.

“Reaching the final stage of the Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards in any of the categories is quite an achievement, given the strength of the industry in Moray and across the Highlands and Islands.

“Being an award winner is a real feather in the cap for the businesses and all of the Moray businesses and individuals who were shortlisted across the awards categories can be very proud of their achievement.

“In addition to our Keith based award winner congratulations also go to other Moray finalists from Tomintoul, Burghead, Buckie, Forres and the recently refurbished and expanded Allarburn Shop in Elgin.

“All of these businesses are contributing a significant amount to Moray’s economy, providing employment to many people and providing high quality produce to many, many more. Well done to them all.”

Morays MP, Angus Robertson, added: “Our region is renowned for its food and drink and that is reflected by the high quality of the products and services offered by these Moray businesses that got to the finals.

“Well done to The Scottish Goat Meat Company on this big success and to the five other shortlisted Moray entries from right across our region demonstrating the strength in depth in our food and drink sector.

“These are fantastic products from fantastic local companies that are a credit to Moray.”

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