Highlands and Islands SNP MSP has lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament congratulating the owners of Reids of Caithness in Thurso on their gold star award for their treacle and toffee biscuits in this year's Great Taste Awards.
Mr Gibson said:
"This is a fantastic achievement for a local company that has been running in the area since the 60's. My warmest congratulations go to the Reid family and their staff; it's great to see hard work being rewarded in this way.
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!"
Note copy of motion lodged in parliament.
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.