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‘Surreal yet enjoyable’

Enjoying a glass of bubbly - Eunice Henderson and Jane Moncrieff at the awards ceremony on Tuesday night.

BBC Radio Shetland presenters Jane Moncrieff and Eunice Henderson have had a delightful time at the awards ceremony for the first annual Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards, in London on Tuesday night.

The station’s popular monthly food programme Shetland’s Larder had been shortlisted in the Radio Programme of the Year section and was up against two episodes of Radio 4’s The Food Programme.

At the end the award went to Britain’s Food Safety Net, presented by Sheila Dillon and produced by Dan Saladino.

Speaking from London on Tuesday night Moncrieff said she and Henderson were delighted to be runners up, “especially to BBC Radio 4 Food Programme with Sheila Dillon, who gave us a very gracious mention in her speech.”

She added: “It was the most surreal yet enjoyable experience, and to have been honoured for excellence in broadcasting nationally is such a thrill.

“There was lots of interest in Shetland and what is produced food wise.

“We also got a couple of cheeky peerie interviews from some weel kent faces for next season’s Larder.”

The programme showcases a wide range of Shetland food and drink from gathering spoots in the ebb to cooking up delights in the “leccie pan” in the studio.

Congratulations have already started coming in on their Facebook site.