Stirling MP Alyn Smith is supporting a local and national campaign to promote Scotch lamb, ahead of St Andrew’s Day on 30th November.
The campaign comes from valued organisations such as United Auctions, and has the backing from a wide variety of sector partners, including Quality Meat Scotland, the National Farmers Union Scotland, the National Sheep Association Scotland, and the Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers Scotland.
Working with community partners across Stirling, including local schools, the campaign aims to showcase the sustainable farming practices at the heart of Scottish lamb production, support local farmers and boost sales of Scotch-lamb.
Alyn Smith MP said:
‘Buying high-quality, locally-produced produce is the best way we can support Stirling’s high street butchers and farmers. We’re home to some of the finest farmland in Scotland, and the country as a whole has a proud story to tell on food production and sustainable farming practices.
‘This St Andrews Day, let’s make it lamb, and use the pounds in our pockets to back our food producers who do so much to keep healthy, sustainable food on our plates. I’m fully behind this campaign to support our high streets and local businesses during these turbulent economic times.’
United Auctions Group Director Christopher Sharpe, said:
‘I’m extremely proud of the quality work and produce our farmers produce, year in and year out, to keep our shelves and plates full of nutritious, sustainable produce of the highest quality. We want to make lamb synonymous with celebrating St Andrews Day, and ensure we’re backing our local farmers and food chains to deliver quality products to Stirling households.’
Attached is a picture of Group Director Christopher Sharpe, Alyn Smith MP and Managing Director George Purves.