It's official, Reids of Caithness in Thurso has won the gold star award for their treacle and toffee biscuits in this year's Great Taste Awards.
This local company has been running in the area since the 60's and it was a pleasure to extend my, and the Parliament's, congratulations to their accomplishment in an official motion (below). I made sure to deliver a copy of this to Reids over the weekend and shake their hand (and hopefully taste their biscuits!) in person.
The Great Taste Awards have been described as the Oscars of the food world and this comparison demonstrates just how important this award is. I wish them every success in future ventures and sincerely hope this is the start of many more accolades in the future!
S3M-04946 Rob Gibson (Highlands and Islands) (Scottish National Party): Thurso Groaties Take the Biscuit— That the Parliament congratulates Reids of Caithness, in Thurso, for its win in the 2009 Great Taste Awards, organised by the Guild of Fine Food; recognises the hard work and innovation that goes into devising products of a high enough standard to gain a gold star, such as Reids’ Groaties; further recognises the commitment of the Reid family to the baking industry in Caithness since the 1960s and wishes them every success with their business in the future.