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Borders' businesses could win big at food and drink awards

Kaye Adams will present the award ceremony Credit: PA

Three food and drink businesses from the Borders have been shortlisted for the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards.

With a record breaking 239 entries this year across 19 different categories, the finalists from the Borders represent a broad spectrum:

  • Peelham Charcuterie (Berwickshire) in the Meat category
  • Born in the Borders (Jedburgh) in the Scottish Sourcing category
  • John P Campbell OBE of Glenrath Farms (Peebleshire) in the Scottish Food & Drink Entrepreneur category

Broadcaster Kaye Adams, from ITV's Loose Woman, will announce the winners of the awards at a ceremony at the Edinburgh’s National Museum of Scotland on 27 May. Tickets for the event have already sold out.

“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."

– James Withers, Chief Executive of Scotland Food & Drink


100 events taking place over Flavour Fortnight

A butchers shop Credit: PA

Around 100 food and drink related events are taking place across Dumfries and Galloway as part of the annual Flavour Fortnight.

The festival aims to promote local produce from across the region and gives rural businesses the chance to showcase their products.

Experiences range from learning how to produce honey to sampling herbal teas.

For a full list of where and when events are taking place, click here.