Created nine 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 autumn. 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 Saunderson’s Edinburgh
Best Baker Twelve Triangles, Edinburgh
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 Cafe St Honore, Edinburgh
Champion Slow Food Product Orkney Boreray
Person of the Year: Wilma Findlay of The Ethical Dairy. The Findlay’s run their farm and The Ethical Dairy in Dumfries and Galloway. They have confronted one of the most ‘invisible’ aspects of rearing dairy cattle regarding animal welfare and separating calves from their mothers. But they’re also farming organically, making raw milk cheese and fighting the good fight right to the brink of their own mental and physical capacities, documented in their recently published book “A Dairy Story”.
Nominated by Walter Mowat, Director of Slow Food Scotland