Houston’s Haggis Is Champion – 2017 Scottish Haggis Champion

Congratulations to J.B Houston, Quality Butchers from Dumfries who have won the prestigious title of the ‘2017 Scottish Haggis Champion’ sponsored by Hamlyns Scottish Porridge Oats and Oatmeal

Stuart Houston of J.B Houston, Quality ButchersGreenbrae Loaning, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway runs his family butchers which was established in 1950. They pride themselves on the quality of produce which they sell, from speciality rare breeds to a range of local meats, and specialise making in handmade haggis, from local sources.
The award was presented to Stuart last night Sunday the 14th of May 2014 at the 2017 Scottish Haggis Championships, which were held in the Dewars Centre Perth as part of the Scottish Meat Trade Fair. The contest is held every second year, and this year attracted almost 100 entries which were firstly judged by region, and then the regional champions faced another tasting panel of experts to establish the overall winner.

The result was a win for the Stuart Houston haggis.

Champion: JB Houston, Dumfries
Reserve Champion: Findlays of Portobello
Third Place: Mearns T McCaskie, Wemyss Bay

Regional winners –

North of Scotland Champion: Davidsons Specialist Butchers, Elgin
East of Scotland Champion: Minick of St Andrews
West of Scotland Champion: Mearns T McCaskie, Wemyss Bay
South East Scotland Champion: Findlays of Portobello
South West Scotland Champion: JB Houston, Dumfries

Info and Images courtesy of http://craftbutchers.co.uk

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