Would you try horse meat?

Vox Pop, Loanhead - Would you eat horse meat.''Ashley Naysmith and Louise Marsh, Bank of Scotland
Vox Pop, Loanhead - Would you eat horse meat.''Ashley Naysmith and Louise Marsh, Bank of Scotland

The Advertiser’s exclusive front page story that a local restaurant is putting horse and squirrel on its menu not only hit the national headlines – it sparked some strong reaction on our letters page and website.

This week, we took to the streets in Loanhead with some bite-size samples of horse meat to gauge local reaction to the lastest in local cuisine.

Pentland Roadhouse chef Bertie Lizeray joined Advertiser chief reporter Janet Bee and photographer Gordon Fraser to invite shoppers to have a taste.

Despite some initial reservations, most of those approached were ‘game’ to try the horse meat and were pleasantly surprised by its taste and texture.

The meat has a slightly sweeter taste than beef, but is leaner and less coarse. It has more iron than beef.

Find out what locals thought of the horse meat - and read the reactions to last week’s story on our letters page and online poll. Full story and reactions in the November 3 edition of the Advertiser - out now.