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Lockerbie creamery picks up major awards

Lockerbie Creamery is celebrating after winning two awards at the "worldcup" of cheese shows. The Milk Linksite, which employs 250 people, collected a gold award for theirsalted butter and a bronze award for their cheddar cheese at theNantwich International Cheese show.

Milk Link is a network of 2,200 farmers, which returns profits to farmers to ensure a sustainable future. They buy their milk from local farmers and their cheese and butter is supplied to Scottish businesses.

"Nantwich marks the pinnacle of a great show season for Milk Link. Our awards are truly a testament to the skill and talent of our dedicated cheese makers. I would like to congratulate Lockerbie for its well deserved success."

– Neil Kennedy, chief executive of Milk Link

The Dumfriesshire based company faced opposition from a record number of 3,950 cheeses from 28countries and collected six trophies and 48 medals.