Butchers to aim for Guinness World Record

One of the competing butchers for the world record attempt: Nigel Ovens from Mearns T McCaskie butchers in Wemyss Bay in action
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Two Scottish butchers will go head-to-head in a bid to take the new Guinness World Record title for the most sausages produced in one minute. 

The 60-second banger-making attempt takes place on Quality Meat Scotland’s stand at this week’s Royal Highland Show, between Nigel Ovens, from Mearns T McCaskie butchers in Wemyss Bay, and Alistair Paul, of A & I Quality Butchers in Inverness.

Guinness has estimated they can case and link about 25, but both men believe they can smash this figure. It stipulates that the sausages have to be four inches long and linked together using an electric machine. They must be edible and later distributed or donated for general consumption.

Quality Meat Scotland’s Graeme Sharp, who runs the Scotch Butchers Club, said: “Everyone is looking forward to seeing which butcher will perform best and set the record. It’s sure to be a landmark moment in Scottish, and indeed global, sausage history!”

The event aims to help Quality Meat Scotland raise awareness of traditional butchers’ skills and innovation, as well as the importance of using Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork.

Both butchers taking part are members of the Scotch Butchers Club, the network of 300 butcher retailers who support the home-grown brands.

The record attempt is on Saturday 20 June at 2pm on stand 598, avenue O.

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