Great British Food Awards 2021

ORCHARD BIGGAR Biggar Flavour’s owners, Ranald and Jane, were over themoon to be judged overall winner by world renowned chef Michel Roux Jr in the Great British Food Awards 2021 ‘Savoury Biscuit’ category for Jane’s Completely Cheesy Oatcakes. They also won Highly Commended in the ‘Sweet Biscuits’ category for their Luxury Scottish Butter Shortbread, judged byMartha Collison. Biggar Flavour’s handmade range of biscuits uses Scottish ingredients and has 10Great Taste awards. They are available fromTheOrchard in Biggar or online at (for nationwide delivery), and are also usedwithin their range of bespoke hampers, cheeseboards and gifts. NORTH POINT DISTILLERY North Point Distillery produces small-batch, sustainable spirits that honour the heritage of Scottish Distilleries and the history of its local area – the beautiful county of Caithness. FromNorth Point Distillery, you can see the perilous Pentland Firth – a channel to be navigatedwith great care. For hundreds of years, ships requiring safe passage signalled ashore, summoning the most skilled of seafarers (known as the North Coast Pilots) to come aboard to guide them through the channel. Every so often a ship could not or would not stop, and several pilots found themselves whisked away from Caithness on an unforeseen voyage to the Caribbean – the birthplace of rum. 22