Singing butcher takes home awards

Iain Hunter (far left) with award
Iain Hunter (far left) with award

Pathhead’s singing butcher was celebrating recently when his Kinross butchers walked away with a host of prizes at a Scottish meat trade fair.

Iain Hunter, who was discovered singing backstage at T in the Park by a national radio station, runs Hunters of Kinross.

As well as walking away with six awards at the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Association Trade Fair on Sunday, May 12 in Perth, Iain also gave a butchery demonstration with Nichola Fletcher, a leading authority on venison.

He said: “For us it was a great day – possibly a record! It’s a credit to everyone who works for us that we came away with so many awards, and quite extraordinary that on the day that I’m showcasing venison to my fellow butchers we are recognised with a Diamond Award for a venison product.”

Hunters of Kinross were also awarded Gold for their Sweet and Spicy Chicken which was a recipe from first Year Apprentice Conner Stewart, Silver for ‘The Beefy Banger’ a high Beef content sausage, Silver for their Premium Pork high meat content sausage, Silver for ‘The Steak Burger’ a very high quality Rump Steak Burger, and Silver for the Smokey BBQ Pork Sausage.