Box of salmon with Loch Duart Ltd name printed on side sitting on rocks - water with boat in background

Loch Duart on Awards Shortlist

Graeme Thomsonblog


Loch Duart Shortlisted in Prestigious Food & Drink Awards

Loch Duart, the salmon farming business based in the Hebrides and Sutherland, has been named as a finalist in the Export Award category for the Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards.

Loch Duart is founded on the principle of farming in a sustainable manner, while making no compromise in its aim to produce the best tasting salmon available. In its entry for the Export Award the business highlighted another strong year of export sales. Loch Duart has made it a strategic aim to develop its export markets, in particular markets where people spend more of their disposable income on good food and are enthused by the brand values of Loch Duart.

Only 34 businesses made the prestigious awards shortlist that spans 13 diverse categories, ranging from Restaurant of the Year to Young Shining Star. Delivered with support from Highlands & Islands Enterprise, the Awards celebrate quality, innovation and growth in one of Scotland’s most prosperous industries. Running for 13 years, they showcase the diversity and excellence of the Region’s food and drink industry, contributing to the reputation of Highlands & Islands as a world leading food destination.

Alban Denton, Managing Director of Loch Duart, said:

“It’s a real honour for Loch Duart salmon to be named as a finalist in the Export Award for the Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards.  It’s the unique environment, communities and culture across the Hebrides and Sutherland that make working there such a pleasure. We’re especially thrilled that our hard-won reputation for extraordinary tasting salmon is bringing increased sales in exports to markets across the world. We’re looking forward to joining the awards ceremony to celebrate the very best of the Highlands & Islands food and drink industry.”

Winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony hosted by celebrated food critic, journalist and broadcaster Jay Rayner. It will take place in the Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness on 20th October 2017.