10th September 2015

Top Scottish Butchers Recognised in UK Awards

Three Scottish butchers shops have been revealed as finalists in the Meat Trades Journal (MTJ) Scottish Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2015 awards.

A young Scottish butcher has also been selected as a finalist in the MTJ’s Young Butcher of the Year award.

The finalist butchers are: Boghall Butchers based at Boghall and Broxburn; John Lawson Butchers of Uphall and Patricks of Camelon, near Falkirk. And Lisa Finnigan, of Davidsons Specialist Butchers in Inverurie has been selected as one of the UK’s three top young butchers.

The Scottish Butcher’s Shop award is sponsored by the Scotch Butchers Club, run by Quality Meat Scotland, which has around 300 member butchers committed to sourcing and clearly identifying top quality Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork from approved suppliers.

QMS Marketing Executive Graeme Sharp congratulated the three finalist businesses and their staff.

“Each of these businesses shares a total commitment to their craft and to providing a fantastic service,” said Mr Sharp.

“They also share great enthusiasm for the skills and depth of knowledge shared by butchers and in many cases passed from generation to generation.

“Our very best wishes go to all three Scottish shops, and to Lisa, for success in the award finals.”

The 2015 Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards will take place at Aspire, Leeds on 12th November.

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