Scotch Butchers Club embraces the Christmas spirit

Butchers are gearing up for Christmas
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With Christmas around the corner, Scottish butchers are bracing for their busiest time of year. 

Getting into the spirit of giving, a number of butchers’ shops across the country are helping to raise money for two children’s charities.

“There is always such an excitement in the shop at this time of year as we help people get ready for Christmas – and we thrive on it,” said Mike Forsyth of Forsyths Butchers and Bakers in Peebles.

Customers have the option of buying the ‘Round the Table’ charity cookbook, produced by Quality Meat Scotland.

All the proceeds of sales go to Children 1st and CHAS [Children’s Hospice Association Scotland].

Forsyths is one of approximately 300 butchers’ shops that are members of the Scotch Butchers Club. The club aims to promote meat provenance, encompassing Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork.

“Our team is also ready and willing to help with advice and ideas for customers seeking some inspiration about what to cook and we can also help with some tips on how to make delicious meals with leftover meat – helping to make their Christmas spend go further.”

Topping the Christmas favourite at Forsyths is Scotch Beef sirloin roasts and Scotch Lamb meatballs.

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