Dunfermline Athletic

Diamond daze for Larbert butcher

Tuesday, 28th May 2024

• Kinnaird Butcher Shop and Deli lifts national industry award
• First national accolade for young business
• Tomahawk treat wows national judges

Less than two years after opening a new butcher’s business in Larbert, Kinnaird Butcher Shop and Deli has won its first national title.
The McIntyre Avenue shop has given all other competitors ‘the chop‘ to lift the Diamond Award for the best Home Cured Bacon Product in Scotland in the Scottish Craft Butchers Awards 2024.
Kinnaird’s Candied Bacon Tomahawk Chop wowed the judges to see off competition from butchers all across Scotland. And delighted owner Gavin Colquhoun said the 14-strong staff were “buzzing” after lifting the coveted top award, sponsored by Scotweigh.
“This is just fantastic,” he said. “Everyone works so hard at Kinnaird Butchers and this award is a reflection on the whole team’s efforts. We’re thrilled.”
Gavin, who previously ran the multi-award-winning Elderslie Butchers near Paisley, launched the Larbert business from scratch in 2022. Since then, he has spearheaded a successful bid to establish a large and loyal customer base which recognises quality and appreciates innovation.
“You have to keep reinventing products for changing tastes and customer demands,” he said, “and that’s what we did with our national winner.
“We know people like candied bacon, we know they like gammon steak and tomahawk chops bring out the best in the meat being kept on the bone,” he explained. “So we put them all together, added a few magic touches and came up with a winning product.
“Our customers will be thrilled too – they keep us on our toes and are so supportive of every new product we pitch to them. Looks like the Kinnaird Candied Bacon Tomahawk Chop could become another favourite now that it’s a national hero!”

Scottish Craft Butchers Executive Manager Gordon King praised the innovation with flavour and concept that found favour with this year’s judges.
“Gavin Colquhoun is a master at pushing boundaries,” he said, “and, yet again, he has come up with a winner.
“The competition attracted a wide variety of innovative and imaginative products using home cured bacon and our craft butchers from all over Scotland thought outside the box to deliver this year’s favourites and offer something new and exciting for their customers.
“Gavin brought his ideas together in a superb balance of texture and flavour that proved unbeatable.”

Ian McVicar of Scotweigh said they were delighted to sponsor the Home Cured Bacon Product Awards.
“It has been a pleasure to see the innovative and tasty products that the Scottish Craft Butcher members have on offer to tempt the discerning consumer,” he said. “Congratulations to all the award winners and our ultimate Diamond Award winner Kinnaird Butcher Shop and Deli.”


For further information please contact:
PR Maureen Young on 07778-779-888
Gordon King on 07917524313


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