Local butchers We Hae Meat Ltd have seen their quality products recognised at a national level in the 2015 Scottish Craft Butcher Awards.
The Cairnhill butcher received awards in the recent evaluation for beefburgers and speciality savoury products that was judged at the City of Glasgow College last month.
Their success came with a Gold award for BBQ Pulled Pork Pie and Silver Awards for their Burger and BBQ Pulled Beef Pie.
Perth butcher Beaton Lindsay, President of the Scottish Craft Butchers said: “We run these evaluations to recognise the innovation and expertise that goes into the quality products that craft butchers make. Customers are becoming increasingly interested in sourcing the very best meat products available and our evaluation aids the customer finding all the good products out there at our specialist butchers.”
Almost 300 products from all across Scotland were delivered to the City of Glasgow College where they were judged by a team of experts under the supervision of Craft Butchers Chief Executive Douglas Scott. The best Savoury Pastry products were established on the day but the two best beefburgers from each of five regions of Scotland were subsequently mystery shopped and then judged by the chef and staff at Carfraemill Hotel in the Scottish Borders.
Results were announced at the Scottish Meat Trade Fair in Perth on Sunday 10th May.
Scottish Craft Butchers is the consumer facing side of the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders. This Federation was incorporated in 1918 to represent the interests of retail butchers and since then have added promotions and competitions to their activities. They provide a valuable source of help, advice and assistance on food safety and legislative matters. Their training arm, Scottish Meat Training delivers craft training in the sector with on average 250 continually registered on Modern Apprenticeships.