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Butchery Demos Prove a Hit at Highland Show

October 21
20:07 2013
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A trio of Scotland’s top butchers displayed their skills during butchery demonstrations at this year’s Royal Highland Show. The three young demonstrators, who are employed by butchers’ shops around the country, generated unprecedented interest among visitors to the Quality Meat Scotland stand at this year’s event.

Among those who showed off their craft were Andrew Peter of Davidson’s Specialist Butchers, Inverurie. Andrew, who won the Under-22 category of the 2013 Meat Skills Competition, sponsored by the Scotch Butchers Club.

 

On the Friday it was Gary Raeburn, winner of the Over-22 category of the 2013 Meat Skills Competition, who used Scotch Beef sirloin and a side of Scotch Lamb. Gary a member of the Forbes Raeburn and Son butchers’ team based at Huntly.

 

The following day, Jamie Syme of Alex Mitchell Butchers in Glenrothes and a finalist in the 2013 Meat Skills Competition, showed off his cutting skills as he worked on a Scotch Beef popeseye and a loin of Specially Selected Pork.

 

Douglas Scott, chief executive of the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Associations, provided the commentary for the three demonstration days. He said the level of interest in the skills of modern-day butchers was great news for the industry.

 

Jack Broussine, Marketing Executive with QMS, commented: ‘The increased interest in the provenance and traceability of meat in recent months has offered butchers a wonderful platform to showcase their businesses.

 

‘Butchers have been attracting a new wave of customers and, from the level of interest we’ve witnessed at the show, that appears to be set to continue.’

 

 

www.qmscotland.co.uk

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