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March 17, 2018

We’ve had plenty to celebrate this week with the national results of the Scottish Thistle Awards and The Courier’s inaugural Menu Food & Drink Awards, which is dedicated to the excellence of the culinary delights in Tayside and Fife. Something which we’re particularly proud of!

Reading the Menu’s award shortlist makes you appreciate the calibre of producers we attract to the festival with a large number of nominees having made an appearance at the harbour at some point throughout the years. Scotland food and drink is a vivacious and thriving industry and we couldn’t be prouder to represent our little corner of it here on the East Coast.

Here are some of the award winners that hopefully you can look forward to in June!

Street Vendor of the Year

The Cheesy Toast Shack

Farm to Fork Award

Ardross Farm Shop
Mixologist / Sommelier of the Year

Julie Adamson, The Adamson


Highly Commended

Wild and Smoky

Summer Harvest

The Little Herb Farm

As well as the triumphs of festival exhibitors and participants, we’re delighted to be celebrating a win of our own as well.

The Crail Food Festival was given a Special Commendation in the Working Together for Tourism category at the Scottish Thistle Awards; and fingers and toes are firmly crossed for the Scottish Rural Awards on Thursday 22nd March!

The festival wouldn’t be what it is without the exceptional quality of the producers we showcase every year, and we can’t wait to welcome them and you to Crail again in June 2018!


March 5, 2018 2
Crail Food Festival Manager

Aadam Mohammed

Hello everyone, and welcome to my first blog!

I’m Aadam Mohammed, and this year is my first year as Festival Manager for Crail Food Festival!
(Thats my 5-year-old daughter Olivia in the picture with me…who is adamant she wants to come and work at the Festival this year!)

I have been involved with the festival for a few years now, but this year I have the unfortunate task of attempting to fill the shoes of the inimitable Graham (A daunting task!)

This year will be Crail Food Festival’s 8th year, with a new refreshed format, to ensure absolutely everyone will be able to make the most of their visit to Crail!

Due to it’s overwhelming popularity our Cookery theatre has relocated, allowing a much bigger capacity, the iconic Crail Harbour will be host to a seafood spectacular, and our all-new Beechwalk Park venue will be the scene of our producer’s market, bar, live music, street food and more!

I don’t want to give away too much just yet, but do keep an eye on our social media, and website as we reveal much more as we go along…in particular for when our tickets go on sale, and about our exciting Saturday evening event!

Watch this space, and I look forward to hearing from you all!


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