19th September 2016

Lorraine Thanks Butchers and Farmers for Scotch Lamb Support

TV favourite Lorraine Kelly has joined butchers and sheep farmers to thank the industry for supporting the STV Children’s Appeal.

Butchers and farmers throughout Scotland have been swirling their kilts in a bid to raise a target of £20,000 for the STV Appeal which supports children’s projects throughout Scotland.

Quality Meat Scotland supported Lorraine in the Edinburgh KiltWalk yesterday (Sunday 18th September) as part of its on-going campaign to raise awareness of the simplicity and versatility of Scotch Lamb PGI.

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Lorraine then pulled on some very glamourous tartan wellies to visit an Angus sheep farm.

During her visit to Southtown of Melgund Farm, near Forfar, Lorraine joined farmer Billy Jackson to help rounding up a field of ewes and lambs. The TV presenter also tried her hand at working with the very talented farm collie, Max.

The Jackson family run 240 cross ewes and around 100 cattle on their farm and the whole family are huge fans of the TV presenter. They were absolutely delighted to show her what they do on the farm and also explained the importance of the quality assurance behind the Scotch Lamb brand.

“It’s been great to meet some of the farmers and butchers who are supporting the STV Appeal. The reaction of customers being served by dashing, kilted butchers was great fun to see and my thanks goes to all the butchers throughout Scotland taking part,” said Lorraine.

“It’s also been brilliant to spend time with a farming family and see the pride they take in producing quality assured Scotch Lamb and looking after the land they farm.

“I’ve learned a lot about sheep farming and the skills involved and it was great to see the farm collie, Max, working too!  He’s clearly a very important part of their team!”

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