Royal Highland Showcase invites entries for Scottish championships

The Royal Highland Showcase is calling upon producers from across Scotland to apply for the 2021 Scottish championships.

The championships are judged across categories for Bread, Dairy, and Handcrafts, and recognise excellence in Scottish produce.

They are judged by a panel of experienced industry experts prior to the Royal Highland Showcase, taking place from June 14 – June 20.

The Royal Highland Showcase is the first of its kind in the UK. It will bring together the best in food, farming and rural life. Some familiar faces front the showcase, which was made possible with a £750,000 grant from the Scottish government.

The Royal Highland Show Championship attracts producers and crafters of the highest-quality, and are recognised as respected industry accolades, which can greatly benefit successful entrants.

This year the results will be streamed to a global audience.

Other championships at the showcase

The Dairy championships comprise competitions for cheese, ice cream, yoghurt and butter, with classes including those for specialty cheese, frozen yoghurt and flavoured butter.

As a new prize for this year, the 2021 Ice Cream champion will be offered a complimentary trade space at the 2022 Royal Highland Show, to enable them to market their award-winning products within Scotland’s Larder Live.

A showcase of creativity, the Handcrafts championships include a variety of art forms, from porcelain and beadwork to baskets and walking sticks. This year’s theme is ‘Sports for All’.

Each year the Bread championships, held in association with Scotland the Bread, attract a high calibre of entrants.

This year, they feature two new classes – for Enriched Sourdough bread and also a Lockdown Loaf, for home bakers who have embraced breadmaking during lockdown.

RHASS competitions manager, David Tennant, commented:

“The Scottish championships are a unique opportunity for producers and makers to show off their skills and have them displayed on a world stage this year, at the Royal Highland Showcase.

They always attract the cream of the crop from across the country and are an excellent chance to have your produce judged by experts at the very top of their fields.

“Whether you are a large company or a small family business, now is the time to get your entries in for the chance of winning a renowned Gold, Silver or Bronze award – They are a true mark of quality, and consumers recognise this,” David concluded.