Bennetts of Dunblane enjoys Murray’s Wimbledon success

David Bennett & Son butchers in Dunblane has created a Wimbledon sausage and Grand Slam Saltire burger to celebrate the success of Wimbledon champion Andy Murray who is an old school friend of one of its butchers.

Former Young Butcher of the Year Bennetts’ Stewart McClymont received national media attention, when it was revealed he went to both primary and secondary school with Murray. He also played on the Auchterarder Primrose youth football team with the Wimbledon winner.

The Meat Skills Competition, which took place at the Meat Trade Fair in Perth in May, saw McClymont using his Murray-themed display. He has boosted sales after the gold postbox dedicated to Murray’s Olympic medal was placed close to the butcher’s shop.

McClymont explained: “I did get permission from his mother just in case. She was good, though, and put it on Twitter. But you do it all for support and it is not about latching on to the success. You do want Andy to do well and you do feel a part of it.

“We donned the tennis gear for Wimbledon and raised money for the local charity Strathcarron Hospice. It was an opportunity to help the community and they were happy to get involved.”

In 2012, McClymont was invited to celebrate Murray’s Olympic medal at the local golf club when Murray returned to Dunblane.

“There were half a dozen of us there for a catch-up and that was really nice. He has not changed a bit, which was nice as well. He must wish that he could just wander about Dunblane and soak up a bit of the atmosphere without being mobbed,” said McClymont.


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