The 2020 Midlothian and East Lothian Food and Drink Awards are now open for entries and they offer a showcase to the great from East Lothian and Midlothian’s food and drink industry.

These include local producers and suppliers, small farming businesses, chefs, restaurants, pubs and hoteliers.

The awards also spotlight people who care about the countryside and the future of the local environment.

There are eight categories: best eatery In a visitor attraction, restaurant/fine dining of the year, best café/tea room, pub/bistro of the year, excellence in customer service, local producer of the year, most innovative new product and best takeaway.

Businesses can enter multiple categories and entry is free. The closing date for entries is January 31 and the winners will be announced on March 26 at Eskmills, Musselburgh (5pm to 10pm).

For more info contact Mia Gilchrist on 0131 603 5040 or email