JC Douglas is named Scottish beef sausage champion

JC Douglas in St Boswells has been crowned 2010 Scottish Beef Sausage Champion

Having started in the industry with David Palmer in Jedburgh, Craig Douglas bought over a business in St Boswells in June 2006.  Since then the business has steadily picked up, but the major boost came in May 2009, when he won the Pork Sausage title. Craig says that he will be doing more promotion on local radio after this second championship award:-

"Customers travel from all over the Borders; delivery men and others who are travelling up the A68 hear our advert on Radio Borders and detour to buy sausages," said Douglas.

This competition organised by the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders was judged regionally in May, with the Regional winner and runner-up both going through to the Scottish final, judged at the Braehead Cook School.

The 10 finalists in each competition were visited on Thursday 8 July. Their products were purchased by mystery shoppers and taken to the Braehead Cook School at Kilmarnock on Friday 9 July.

The judges for the final were Kevin MacGillvray (Marine Hotel, Troon), Duncan McKay (Western House Hotel, Ayr), Andrea Christie (wife of SFMTA President Stuart), Steve Doherty (Braehead Cook School) and Moira Stalker from the Scottish Food and Drink Federation.

Steve Derrick, sales development manager, Lucas Ingredients, presented Douglas with the award.

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