Highlands & Islands MSP presents Scottish Countryside Alliance award to local butcher

Highlands & Islands MSP Emma Roddick has presented a Kingussie butcher with a Highly Commended award in the Butcher category from the Countryside Alliance.

D Gilmour Butchers, which prides itself on supplying locally sourced meat to Badenoch & Strathspey, were announced as the winners of the award at the Countryside Alliance Awards Reception in early February with Ms Roddick later presenting them with the award at their premises in Kingussie.

Commenting on the achievement, Ms Roddick said:

“It was an honour to be asked to present Donald and the team at D Gilmour with this highly-deserved award and it is really fantastic to see the business recognised in this way.

“The Scottish Countryside Alliance Awards celebrate rural businesses across the whole of the UK that are going the extra mile to support their local economy and community, so this award is a real testament to the brilliant service Donald and the team provides across Badenoch and Strathspey.

“I was very grateful to Donald for welcoming me in and chatting to me about all the brilliant produce they offer and explaining why sourcing locally wherever possible is so important.

“I left with some lovely locally sourced beef and I’m sure I’ll be back for more very soon!”