More awards for Roberston

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A LOCAL butcher gained recognition for their meat products at the 2011 Meat To Go awards presented at the Scottish Meat Trades Fair in Perth.

At Sunday’s event, the D.H. Robertson haggis was judged the best in the East of Scotland from an overall entry of 95 haggis. Earlier in the day, Robertson’s meatloaf earned a silver award at the Fair organised by the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders for Scotland’s Craft Butchers.

Judges from the meat trade, catering and consumer sectors evaluated more than 150 meat products at the competition held in Dunfermline on March 11. ‘Meat To Go 2011’ had three categories, ready to cook, ready to heat and beefburger.

Jack Broussine of Quality Meat Scotland’s Scotch Butchers Club, sponsor of the competition, said: “The Meat to Go Awards once again showcase the high levels of skill and innovation prevalent in the independent butcher’s sector of the Scottish red meat industry. Without doubt this event leads to consumers being tempted with even more exciting new products when shopping at the local butcher.”

r Our picture shows Louise Harley of Grampian Oat Products presenting the East of Scotland Haggis Award to Steven Bennett of D.H. Robertson, butchers.