Bute butcher the ‘best in the West’

David and Ronald MacQueen and staff.
David and Ronald MacQueen and staff.

A Bute butcher has been named the best in the West of Scotland in the regional heat of this year’s Scottish Beef Sausage Championship.

Macqueen’s Butcher of Rothesay took the title at an awards ceremony in the Garfield House Hotel in Glasgow, and will now go on to represent the region at the Scottish final which will be held next month.

Making the presentation on Wednesday night Douglas Scott, Chief Executive of the Scottish Craft Butchers said “Scottish Butchers develop their meat products in consultation with their customers.

“Their feedback is very important and butchers can react quickly to changing consumer tastes since in most cases they make their sausages on the premises. This competition once again showcased the high levels of skill and pride in product among the craft butcher’s sector.

“I am certain that this event confirms to customers that it is worth making the effort to shop at their local butcher.”

Macqueen’s sausages will be pitted against champion entries from the four other regions before a panel of experts make their decision.