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Members of an Aberdeenshire rugby club have been taking a keen interest in top quality local food production and in particular the production of Scotch Beef in the area.

Produce from local farms, including Scotch Beef supplied by McIntosh Donald, will have pride of place on the menu of Garioch RFC’s annual  dinner tomorrow (Saturday May 14th).

 “Eating well is a very important part of achieving optimum fitness and we are fortunate to have so many producers of great food locally,” said David Fyffe, a Vice President of the Club.

Two Scottish butchers have shown their meat mettle by beating off stiff competition to scoop the Scotch Butchers Club Meat Skills Scotland Championship title.

 Butchers from throughout Scotland gathered in Perth yesterday (Sunday, May 8th) to showcase the skills and craftsmanship for which their trade is renowned.

A Fife farmer has pulled off his wellies to don chef’s whites and take part in a UK-wide quest to find “Britain’s Best Dish”.

George Milne (44)  has in recent weeks been busy lambing his 260 ewes at Kinaldy Farm, near St Andrews as well as finding himself unexpectedly propelled into the limelight and facing the nerve-wracking prospect of preparing his treasured Scotch Lamb dish in front of the cameras.

 

Two Speyside beef farms proved the star attractions of a brand new “Food and Whisky” tour launched this week as part of the Speyside Whisky Festival.

The debut tours, aimed at highlighting the fantastic food produced in Speyside alongside its world-renowned malt whiskies, included a visit to Corskie Farm near Garmouth and Burnside of Dipple farm near Fochabers.

 

Scotch Beef had star billing on the official menu for the Royal Wedding yesterday (Friday 29th April) watched by an estimated two billion well-wishers around the globe.

 His Royal Highness Prince William and his new bride, Kate Middleton, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they are now known, along with around 650 guests, enjoyed Scotch Beef from Mey Selections at the lunch reception hosted by Her Majesty The Queen.

 

Former Miss Scotland and Miss UK, Katharine Brown, had her first experience of lambing during a visit to a Borders sheep farm to support a new Scottish campaign to encourage more farmers to host school visits.

Miss Brown, who is also an ambassador for Quality Meat Scotland, joined S3 pupils from Eyemouth High School during a visit to Crosslaw Farm near Coldingham, run by Douglas Allan and family.

Quality Meat Scotland is welcoming an industry first for Scottish meat processing with the announcement today (April 21st) that Scottish meat company, JW Galloway Ltd, has received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category.

The award has been achieved as a result of the outstanding performance of the company’s Bridge of Allan-based Scotbeef and Dornock-based Vivers Scotlamb operations, which delivered a remarkable 40% increase in export sales of Scotch Beef and Scotch Lamb last year.

Quality Meat Scotland is welcoming an industry first for Scottish meat processing with the announcement today (April 21st) that Scottish meat company, JW Galloway Ltd, has received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category.

The award has been achieved as a result of the outstanding performance of the company’s Bridge of Allan-based Scotbeef and Dornock-based Vivers Scotlamb operations, which delivered a remarkable 40% increase in export sales of Scotch Beef and Scotch Lamb last year.

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