New Guinness World Record set for sausage making

Scottish butcher Alistair Paul, of A&I Quality Butchers, has set a new Guinness World Record for producing the most sausages in one minute.

Inverness-based butcher Paul succeeded in making 36 sausages in just 60 seconds. The process included casing and linking the Specially Selected Pork sausages in order to win the title.

The competition, which took place over the weekend, was held on the Quality Meat Scotland stand at the Royal Highland Show, in Edinburgh. The race for the World Record was commentated on by TV and radio presenter Bryan Burnett and attracted a large crowd of spectators.

Nigel Ovens, from Mearns T McCaskie butchers in Wemyss Bay, was narrowly beaten in the head-to-head race to the crown after totalling an impressive number of 35 sausages.

Carol McLaren, head of communications at Quality Meat Scotland, explained the purpose of the competition: One of the main aims of the world record attempt was to raise the profile of the skills and commitment of our butchers, who are at the heart of communities around the country.

Four official witnesses oversaw the spectacle, including two official time-keepers: judo Olympian Sarah Clarke and Scott Hollinshead from Street Soccer Scotland. Surveyor Rhona Scott from Savills, alongside the chief executive of Edinburgh Council, Dame Sue Bruce, acted as the two additional official observers.

McLaren added: The Guinness World Record attempt made for a fantastic fun spectacle and our thanks go to both butchers for a very exciting showdown.

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