Stuartfield butcher Ewan Morrice has been successful in the very first evaluation of gluten free meat products.
The 2016 Scottish Craft Butcher Awards gave butchers from throughout Scotland the opportunity to showcase the work they have been doing to develop gluten-free meat products.
As a result of the judging at the City of Glasgow College last month the Buchan butcher received a silver award for his Gluten Free Mutton Merguez Sausage.
Judging took place for a Lamb product evaluation at the same venue. The aim of the awards is to add support for the sheep industry and direct customers to craft butchers who have been recognised at a national level for their quality products and Ewan Morrice picked up a silver award for his Lamb Red Onion & Sage Sausage.
Perth butcher Beaton Lindsay, president of the Scottish Craft Butchers said: “We run these evaluations to recognise the innovation and expertise that goes into the quality products that craft butchers make.
“Customers are becoming increasingly interested in sourcing the very best meat products available and our evaluation aids the customer finding all the good products out there at our specialist butchers.”
Over 100 gluten free products from all across Scotland were judged in the event.