Scottish butchery demonstrations

Three of Scotland’s top young butchers took part in butchery demonstrations that proved to be incredibly popular at this year’s Royal Highland Show.

Andrew Peter of Davidson’s Specialist Butchers, Gary Raeburn and Jamie Syme of Alex Mitchell Butchers were the butchers who demonstrated their skills. The displays showcased a variety of popular cuts and where they came from, in addition to having a barbecue focus.

QMS marketing executive Jack Broussine said: “It was fantastic to see the public taking such an interest in the skills of the three young butchers we had on the stand at the show.

“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.”

Andrew and Gary were the winners of the under- and over-22 categories of the 2013 Meat Skills Competition in Perth last month, in which Jamie was also a finalist.

“Our butchers provide top-quality meat and what is being increasingly recognised is that their traditional skills and depth of knowledge are coupled with innovation and a drive to seek out ways to improve their customer service,” said Broussine.


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