Created eight years ago, the Slow Food awards are truly democratic – with no prior shortlisting, the winners are simply chosen by whoever gets the most votes. These Awards are so powerful in highlighting Good, Clean and Fair, that like last year, thousands of you voted over the summer. Each nation has its own winners, with the highest number of votes in each category also being the overall UK winner.

In addition to the public vote, each nation director chose their Person of the Year, their stories are below, with one of those of winners being crowned Slow Food in the UK Person of Year as well.

Slow Food Scotland Winners – Winners in Bold are also Slow Food in the UK Winners

Best Butcher                                  Oriel Jones
Best Baker                                      Windy Wick Bakery
Best Greengrocer                           Watson and Pratt
Best Fishmonger                            Flying Fish
Best Deli or Grocer                        Wrights Emporium
Best Cheesemonger                      Ty caws
Best Market                                     Lampeter Market (Known as People’s Market at time of voting)
Best Restaurant/Food Eatery        Dusty Knuckle
Champion Slow Food Product    Trealy Farm Charcuterie

Person of the Year:  Cathy Pearce of Y Pantri Glas. Passionate about food – both growing and eating, Cathy is also heavily involved with preventing food and and packaging waste. Nominated by Candace Browne, Board of Slow food Cymru Wales