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                                  Grierson Organic, Perthshire
Best Baker                                      Wild Hearth, Comrie
Best Greengrocer                           East Coast Organics, Edinburgh
Best Fishmonger                            Welch Fishmongers, Edinburgh
Best Deli or Grocer                        Valvona & Carolla, Edinburgh
Best Cheesemonger                       Iain Mellis, various Scotland
Best Market                                     Edinburgh Farmer’s Market
Best Restaurant/Food Eatery        L’Escargot Bleu, Edinburgh
Champion Slow Food Product      Lanark Blue, Erringtons Cheese

Person of the Year:  Andrew Whitley. Andrew has been at the forefront of real bread both in Scotland and throughout the UK, being a founder of the real bread campaign, and author of the definitive book on real bread. Nominated by Walter Mowat, Director of Slow Food Scotland