|The 2010 Scottish Craft Butchers Sliced Sausage competition came to a climax on Friday 24th September when the five Regional Champions came together for the Final fry up at the headquarters of the Daily Record in Glasgow.|
The Sliced Sausages from East, West, South West, South East and North were mystery shopped after they had come through the qualifying regional heats held at Dunfermline Athletic Football Club earlier this month.
In total 65 butchers entered with entries from all corners of the country. The judges in the heats were retired butchers and interested young foodies, like the sausages a balanced blend! With not a drop of brown sauce or an egg in sight, they savoured Scotland’s finest slices to determine an overall winner in each of the regions.
||Duncan Fraser & Son, Inverness
||McCallums of Auchterarder, Perthshire
||Boghall Butchers, Boghall, Bathgate
||Alex Jack (Butchers) Ltd. Stranraer
||Andrew Gillespie, Anniesland Cross,
On Thursday 23rd September
the remaining contenders for one of the meat industry’s most coveted awards were visited unannounced and six slices of Lorne Sausage were purchased. These were then cooked off at the Record.
The judges at the Daily Record (including Tam Cowan) knew that it would be all square from the start and it was a mighty meaty job separating the final five.
The organisers of the competition, Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Association would like to thank the Daily Record for the professionalism of their judges. Commenting President Stuart Christie of Hardgate said that he was delighted with their assistance:-
“Own recipe meat products are extremely important in attracting customers to our butchers shops. Some go miles out of their way to hunt down their favourite tastes and Sliced Sausage is such an iconic Scottish product this is the contest everyone wants to win.”
25/09/10 DAILY RECORD COVERAGE