Local butchers Donaldsons of Orkney have scooped a gold award at a special event aimed at showcasing new products from across the country.
Ewan Donaldson collecting the gold award on behalf of Donaldson of Orkney The Kirkwall based business claimed the title for its Lamb Rosemary & Cranberry Burgers at the evaluation of lamb products at the 2016 Scottish Craft Butcher Awards.
More than seventy entries from across the country were judged by a team of experts under the supervision by Craft Butchers Chief Executive, Douglas Scott.
Butchers from throughout Scotland were given the chance to showcase what they’ve been doing to develop innovative lamb products. It’s hoped the awards will help support the sheep industry and direct customers to craft butchers and their quality products.
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.’
Development Manager for Orkney Food and Drink, Edgar Balfour, said: ‘Orkney’s food and drink producers are always trying something new and putting their skills to the test. The level of talent and innovation within the industry here never ceases to surprise and we’re delighted that Donaldsons of Orkney have once again been recognised for the original and quality products they create.’