Farmers All Set for ‘Love Scotch Lamb’ Weekend

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20 August 2014

Scottish sheep farmers are all set for “Love Scotch Lamb’ weekend (23 and 24 August), when they will be tempting Scottish shoppers with fresh, tasty Scotch lamb at 12 venues around the country.

This exciting new part of the annual campaign to promote Scotch Lamb, has been organised jointly by NFU Scotland with Quality Meat Scotland and the National Sheep Association.  It will see sheep farmers heading into town centres and supermarket stores to meet consumers and encourage them to sample top quality Scotch Lamb

As well as visiting many supermarkets, Scotch Lamb will feature in the cookery demonstration at Ayr Flower Show and several famous restaurants in the Borders - The Caddy Mann; Burts and The Auld Cross Keys - will have some spectacular lamb dishes on their menu.

Events will be held in Aberdeen (Saturday); Anstruther (Saturday); Ayr (Saturday and Sunday); Dalkeith (Saturday); Dumfries (Saturday); Galashiels (Sunday); Braehead by Glasgow (Sunday); Inverness (Sunday); Oban (Saturday); Perth (Sunday); Stranraer (Saturday); Tain (Saturday).

Adding a bit of glamour, Scotch Lamb fan, Ellie McKeating, who was crowned Miss Scotland in May 2014, will be joining farmers at the Dalkeith, Dumfries, Perth and Inverness events, as well as visiting some of the Borders restaurants to support the Love Scotch Lamb Weekend.  

Aberfeldy Sheep farmer Martin Kennedy, who will be at the Morrisons Store in Perth on Sunday said:

“We are going to have dozens of Scottish sheep farmers around the country this weekend, talking to the public about what goes in to putting fresh, tasty Scotch lamb on their plates.

“We are justifiably proud of the lamb we produce in Scotland, and by tempting shoppers with a wee taste of this fantastic product, we hope to remind those who regularly buy lamb about what a fantastic, versatile meat it is.  

“At the same time, there is a new generation of shoppers out there that we want to encourage to love Scotch lamb.”

Notes to Editors

  • The following table provides a list of venues, dates and contact details for ‘Love Scotch Lamb’ weekend events:
Ayr Flower Show, Rozell Park, Ayr
Contact Christine Cuthbertson – 07775 838926
Sat 23 August and Sun 24 August

1pm (Sat)

1.30pm (Sun)

The Co-op, St. Andrews Road, Anstruther, KY10 3JS
Contact Kate Maitland – 07919 001239
Saturday 23 August11am-2pm
Asda, Tain, Knockbreck Rd, Tain IV19 1NZ
Contact Ian Wilson – 07775 915988
Saturday 23 August1pm-3pm
St Nicholas Centre, Aberdeen near the entrance to Marks and Spencer
Contact Lorna Paterson – 07786 860453
Saturday 23 August11am- 2pm
Tesco Superstore, Lochside, Oban, PA34 4HP
Contact Lucy Sumsion – 07787 434104
Saturday 23 August11am-2pm
Tesco, Hardengreen Superstore, Bonnyrigg Rd, Dalkeith
Contact Kerry Barr – 07780 441750
Saturday 23 August10am-2pm
Morrisons store, London Road, Stranraer, DG9 8ES
Contact Isla Flanagan - 07718 425053
Saturday 23 August11am-2pm
Morrisons store, Brooms Road, Dumfries, DG1 2SH
Contact Isla Flanagan – 07718 425053
Saturday 23 August11am-2pm
Tesco, Nairn Road, Retail Park, Inverness, IV2 7GD
Contact Ian Wilson – 07775 915988
Sunday 24 August12-3pm
Morrisons, Caledonian Rd, Perth, Scotland PH1 5XD
Contact Kate Maitland – 07919 001239
Sunday 24 August11am-2pm
Sainsburys at Braehead, Kings Inch Road, Glasgow 
Contact Lisa Roberts – 07789 796582
Sunday 24 August11am-2pm
Tesco, Paton Street, Galashiels, TD1 3AT
Contact Kerry Barr – 07780 441750
Sunday 24 August10am-2pm
  • The three Borders restaurants supporting ‘Love Lamb Weekend’ are The Caddy Mann just outside Jedburgh ( http://caddymann.com/ or call 01835 850 787 to book) Burts in Melrose (http://www.burtshotel.co.uk/ or call 01896 822 285 to book) and The Auld Cross Keys Inn, Denholm (http://www.crosskeysdenholm.co.uk/ or call 01450 870305 to book). All three have created their own special menus with different lamb dishes for the weekend. It is hoped this will encourage diners to taste lamb, all of which is sourced locally, but also to show the versatility of the meat. Burts and The Auld Cross Keys are running the promotion for the duration of the weekend, whilst The Caddy Mann have chosen to continue their menu for a further two weeks. Contact Kerry Barr – 07780 441750
  • To see photographs of the dishes created by The Caddy Mann go to: https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=80F4387237AAD969&id=80F4387237AAD969%21158&authkey=%21ANtz1Ho3yRogIPE&v=3
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