The Scottish Curry Awards are proud to announce that the first ever #ScottishCurryDay is taking place on Sunday 7th April 2019. Scottish Curry Day will be a nation-wide celebration to highlight the cultural and historical impact of curry across Scotland, and a chance for all Scots to show their appreciation for the nation’s favourite dish.
We encourage everyone to visit their favourite restaurants and takeaways and also ones they’ve never tried before, go to a curry-karaoke, cook their favourite curry, perfect the roundness of their chapattis, try new curries, have a curry-off with their pals or get involved any other way they see fit!
As part of Scottish Curry Day, we’re also on a hunt to find Scotland’s biggest curry lover! We’re offering the lucky winner free curries for a full year for two at an established restaurant in their area. For a chance to win, send a 1-minute video to email@example.com proving why you deserve the title, being as creative as you like! The winner will be selected on Friday 5th April and invited along to the Scottish Curry Awards ceremony where they’ll officially be crowned Scottish Curry Lover of the year!
Scotland is a country of diverse nations where thriving South-Asian communities can be found in its major cities and small towns meaning authentic curry is available throughout every corner of Scotland, from the central-belt to the Highlands, from Glasgow to Elgin.
In an atmosphere of hostility where racial slurs were used casually during the 70s, curry was used by diverse communities as a token of cultural pride and eventually became the tool to bringing all people together through respect and mutual understanding. The curry industry has seen its fair share of challenges over the years but is still thriving through creativity, variety and ingenuity.
It’s now more important than ever to ensure restaurants and takeaways are recognised for the continued success of the curry industry in Scotland and shown appreciation for their tasty dishes and top service.
Oceanic Consulting are hosting the 12th Scottish Curry Awards in Glasgow on Monday 15th April to recognise and reward the industries top food establishments. Finalists from this year’s campaign told us why they believe Scottish Curry Day is important:
“We want all Scots to celebrate our tasty and healthy variety of food. It’s a good chance for people to get out, socialise and discover new curries they never even knew they loved!”
Tikaram – Bay Leaf Indian, Livingston
“Scottish curry day is important to help spread the message of togetherness in our communities and raise awareness of different cultures. It’s a day to celebrate Scotland’s diversity. A simple curry can bring together all types of people from different walks of life to appreciate something we all have in common; good food! After all, there is no life without spice!”
Khurum – Zain’s Curry House, Dalry
Oceanic Consulting is the UK’s leading ethnic consulting and promotions organisation. With years of experience, they hold various world-class award ceremonies throughout major cities in Scotland and England annually. Oceanic Consulting events are a major fixture in the calendars of both the Asian community and wider population and generate media interest both locally and internationally.
Irfan Younis, CEO of Oceanic Consulting said: “We want everyone to take part in the first ever Scottish Curry Day by treating their bellies to some of the spicy stuff and sharing photos of their favourite curries using the hashtag #ScottishCurryDay. We’re going to make it an annual celebration allowing everyone a chance to get involved and show their appreciation for the nation’s favourite dish!”