Inverurie butchers in running for award

John Davidson of Davidsons Specialist Butchers, Inverurie.  The business has once again been nominated for Butcher's Shop of the Year.
John Davidson of Davidsons Specialist Butchers, Inverurie. The business has once again been nominated for Butcher's Shop of the Year.
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Multi award winning local butchers Davidsons Specialist Butchers of Inverurie is once again in the running for the coveted Butcher’s Shop of the Year award.

The Inverurie based butchers, which also operates shops at McCombie’s Court and Dobbies Garden World in Aberdeen, has already won the UK Butcher’s Shop of the Year accolade in 2011 and has twice been chosen as Scottish Butcher’s Shop of the Year in both 2008 and 2010.

Established in 2004, Davidsons are a multi award winning, family run specialist Scottish butcher.

Both of Davidsons’ stores are Q Guild status, two of only three Q Guild butchers shops in Aberdeen and Aberdeensire.

Davidsons pride themselves in supplying the best beef, lamb and pork, together with wild Scottish game, chicken, and fresh fish sustainably sourced from the North Sea. They also stock a wide range of award-winning handmade sweet and savoury bakery produce.

The Inverurie business is one of three regional finalists along with S Collins & Son in Muirhead, Glasgow, and John Lawson Butchers & Delicatessen in Uphall, West Lothian. All three regional finalists are members of the Q Guild of Butchers.

The Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards are organised by the Meat Trades Journal and now that regional finalists have been shortlisted, judges will be hitting the road to pick out the best businesses in the trade for 2014. Winners will be announced on Friday, November 14, at a presentation ceremony in the Rosewood London Hotel.

Ed Bedington, editor of Meat Trades Journal, said: “This year saw a great response from a strong field of contenders from across the UK. It’s a real pleasure to see some of the great businesses out there and how well the sector is doing. It’s a great window onto the market and how butchers shops throughout the UK are performing.”