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Mintlaw butcher Martin Fraser has been chosen as a special supplier of quality haggis for the Year of the Haggis, 2014.

Mintlaw butcher Martin Fraser has been chosen as a special supplier of quality haggis for the Year of the Haggis, 2014.

A Buchan butchers shop has been chosen to take part in the 2014 Year of the Haggis as a quality supplier of the national dish.

The Robert Burns World Federation are organising the celebrations and R&A Fraser, based on Mintlaw’s South Road, have been recognised for their delicious puddings.

Butcher Martin Fraser told the Buchanie: “Our haggises are all made on site and have been for 20 years.

“There’s no secret ingredient, just good quality lamb.

“This is just the start of things and I hope the Year of the Haggis can be a big boost for our business.”

Haggis, made with sheep’s heart, liver and lungs minced with onions, oats, suet and seasoning, has been considered Scotland’s national dish since Robert Burns’ published his Ode to a Haggis in 1787.

A whole host of activities have been planned to celebrate the dish in this, the Year of the Haggis.

Events include Burns clubs, community activities and recognising traders of quality hHaggis.

To be awarded the certificate from the Robert Burns World Federation, butchers shops like Mr Fraser’s have to be members of the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Association.

 

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