CALEDONIAN MacBrayne is one of the companies that has been shortlisted for the Business of the Year award at a new honours ceremony aimed at celebrating the best of Scottish enterprise.

The Scottish Business Honours will choose a winner from businesses recognised in local Chamber of Commerce awards all over Scotland at the Prestonfield House, Edinburgh, on September 11.

Awards will be presented in categories, including business of the year under and over 25 employees, most promising, international, most innovative, best at growing talent and entrepreneur of the year.

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Vying with CalMac for the business of the year award for firms with over 25 employees are Edinmore Contracts, Entier, Fife Fabrications, First Independent Finance, Food Options, Graham Environmental Services, GTR Contracts, Hillcrest, JGC Engineering, Parklands, PressureFab, Sibbald and Springfield Properties.

Nora Senior, chairman of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: "This ceremony rewards and recognises the efforts of those who wake up each day and strive to create jobs, tap into new markets and contribute to Scotland's future."