A silver lining for Bertram’s tasty burgers

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Kirriemuir butcher Cliff Bertram collected another award for his innovative meat products when the 2011 Meat To Go Awards were presented at the Scottish Meat Trades Fair in Perth.

His beefburgers had that winning formula, this time earning Cliff a Silver Award in the “Meat to Go” event organised by the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders for Scotland’s Craft Butchers.

Judges from the meat trade, catering and consumer sectors evaluated more than 150 meat products at the event held in Dunfermline on March 11.

“Meat To Go 2011” had three categories - Ready to Cook, Ready To Heat and Beefburger.

Jack Broussine of Quality Meat Scotland’s Scotch Butchers Club, sponsor of the competition said: “The Meat to Go Awards once again showcase the high levels of skill and innovation prevalent in the independent butcher’s sector of the Scottish red meat industry.

“Without doubt this event leads to consumers being tempted with even more exciting new products when shopping at the local butcher.”

Billy McFarlane, president of organisers, the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders said: “Scottish Craft Butchers are great innovators and react quickly to customers demands for tasty convenient new products.

“These awards are an illustration of the reason why so many people are shopping at independent Craft Butchers.”