Win for Stockan's at the Highlands & Islands Food and Drink Awards 2016

Orkney Food & Drink Member, Stockan’s Oatcakes have won The Best New Food Product at the Highlands & Islands Food and Drink Awards 2016 for their Orkney Beremeal Oatcakes. Stockan's Award-winning beremeal oatcakes Stockan's Award-winning beremeal oatcakes

Moira Cairns, Stockan’s Business Development Manager, said: "We are delighted to have won this award. Stockan's has a loyal and experienced team that works very hard to make our Orkney Oatcakes, and it is this commitment that has led to the success of our Beremeal Oatcakes. Innovation is an important aspect of the business and we look forward to seeing the continued growth of this product.”

Launched earlier this year the Beremeal Oatcakes are baked using beremeal flour made from the ancient grain bere which is milled in Orkney. As well as a unique taste and flavour, oatcakes made with beremeal have a high fibre content and a range of useful micro-nutrients, making them a healthy and tasty snack. These health benefits are the result of rigorous scientific tests, which were carried out in partnership with Queen Margaret University’s (QMU) Scottish Centre for Food Development and Innovation.

Moira adds: “We would like to thank Queen Margaret University and Dr Laura Wyness for their assistance during the research stage and also Barony Mill who continue to supply us with the unique Orkney Beremeal.”

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