An Inverurie butcher set a new sausage-making world record at Taste of Grampian on Saturday.
Steven Cusack from Davidsons Butchers made a whopping 54 sausages in 60 seconds which, subject to Guinness verification, is significantly ahead of the existing record of 44.
Steven went up against David Patterson from Yorkes of Dundee who managed to make 43 sausages.
A large crowd of supporters witnessed the sausage spectacular arranged by Quality Meat Scotland, and cheered on the two butchers as they cased and linked as many sausages as they could.
And to add to the fun auctioneer Colin Slessor, one of the stars of the popular BBC series “The Mart”, joined the butchers and made his own attempt at the record, after a very short intensive coaching session with George Sinclair of Quality Meat Scotland’s Scotch Butchers Club.
The auctioneer apprentice butcher provided a highly entertaining attempt at sausage-making and managed a very laudable seven sausages during his 60 seconds, though there was some debate at whether the sausages would have fully met Guinness standards.
To meet Guinness standards a team of officials acted as witnesses to the attempt including Stuart Donaldson MP, surveyor Rod Andean from Aberdeen and Northern Marts, two timekeepers from the world of sport and two independent butchers including Douglas Scott, Chief Executive of the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Association.