Anyone recommend a good butcher in or around Inverness area?

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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Scotland
Yes, I watched the supermarket meat prog on telly last night. :D

So I'm now looking for a butcher who only supplies good quality meat and poultry.

Any suggestions for Inverness area or further north?
Herman - MP for all! :)
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  • withabixwithabix Forumite
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    W. J MacDonald

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    Charles Macleod


    Unfortunately however, they're both in Stornoway....

    good haggis's and Stornoway black puddings as well!
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  • flier109flier109 Forumite
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    the butchers in Rosemarkie and Fortrose both have a good reputation. I know the one in Rosemarkie won some awards this summer for their sausages, and I believe the one in Fortrose was visited by Gordon Ramsay while filming at the Glenmoriston hotel restaurant - they supplied the Glenmoriston.
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    Thanks both of you.

    Unfortunately I don't love chicken or meat enough to travel to Stornoway but thanks for the tip. :D

    Although they're not exactly close, Rosemarkie and Fortrose aren't a million miles away from me so maybe on the next sunny day a trip to Rosemarkie beach might be called for with a side trip to the butchers, lol.

    Anyone else have suggestions?
    Herman - MP for all! :)
  • The meat at the farmers market on the high street on a saturday is supposed to be great!

    Or i dont know the name of the butcher on queengate but its got the fat butcher outside, hes ment to be good.

    Theres a place in dingwall that sells fantastic haggis, but i dont know what that is called, sorry!

    Or if you can make it to Elgin, Dawsons butchers on batchen street, off the high street is brilliant! I worked in a nearby restaurant and we got all aor meat there, there are first class!
    That mrs macchicken to you!
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    The butcher's outside the PO in Queensgate is Duncan Frasers and I use it. Their meat is very good and they have a great selection of different sausages, burgers etc. They also sell a variety of oatcakes, chutneys, etc.

    The place in Dingwall is Coburns isn't it, not too sure. Also there is Munros in Dingwall but haven't been for a while. They may sell the haggis too.
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  • aliasojoaliasojo Forumite
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    Just popped into Dingwall this morning and paid a visit to Cockburn & Son. Felt daft asking the bloke where his meat came from. :o :rotfl:

    Most of it comes from the Black Isle but the poultry comes from Mitchells in Letham nr Fife. He said that all the butchers round about use the same supplier and they're told the chickens are barn reared and are able to go outside if they want.

    He also said he can't confirm this to be true as he hasn't actually seen the set up, but that's what they are told is the case.

    Anyone heard of Mitchells in Letham?????
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  • competitionscafecompetitionscafe Forumite
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    In/around Inverness:
    Macleod Organics (if you click on 'other items', they do Beef, Chickens, Lamb, Mutton, etc)

    http://www.macleodorganics.com/
    "Macleod Organics can deliver organic vegetables right to your doorstep. We now cover a huge area across the Highlands and could even be already delivering in your street!

    We deliver all year round, from local suppliers wherever possible to local customers. We operate a policy of including any organic vegetables produced in the Highlands firstly and then we will include organic produce from the rest of the British Isles. Occasionally we will be forced to go to Europe to complete the vegetable boxes. Contrary to the supermarkets where approximately 80% of their organic produce is imported we have been able to successfully operate at 90% of our vegetables in the boxes being produced on Scottish Organic farms. We are proud of that achievement and look forward to getting even closer to the 100% mark.

    We supply vegetable boxes containing a mix of seasonal vegetables. Box prices start from £9.00.

    In addition, we offer fruit bags from £3.00, fresh free range organic eggs, organic bread, organic bacon, organic milk and organic cheese.

    Our organic supplies don't stop there either as we also stock a full range of organic meat, jams, flour, beer and much more which can be delivered with your regular box simply with a phone call, fax or email.

    Macleod Organics are proud and delighted to be the foremost Highland Organics and Inverness Organics box delivery systems supplier.

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    Not exactly in Inverness (or further North) - but two possible options:

    Rothiemurchus Farm Shop and Larder
    Rothiemurchus Visitors Centre, By Aviemore, Inverness-shire, PH22 1QH
    01479 812345

    The Rothiemurchus Farm Shop and Larder stocks wild venison, pure highland cattle and fresh Rainbow trout, all reared on the beautiful Rothiemurchus Estate, which encompasses part of the Ancient Caledonian Forest. The estate butcher has developed a way of providing venison that is distinctly different to the norm in looks, texture and taste. It is not gamey, but has a very mild flavour and is extremely tender and easy to cook. The highland cattle are grass-fed and roam freely around the woodlands and moors – the well-marbled meat is matured over four weeks. The estate’s own rainbow trout comes straight from the waters off Cairngorm. Also available is a wide variety of traditional Scottish farmhouse cheeses, chutneys, pickles, jams, baked goods and freshly prepared meals for people to take home, all of which are cooked by the resident chef using the estate’s produce

    website: https://www.rothiemurchus.net
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/tv_and_radio/food_heroes/article.shtml?219
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    Highland Fine Celtic Foods Ltd
    Knockbreck, Tain, Ross & Cromarty, IV19 1LZ
    01862 892035

    Susannah Stone is committed to preserving the heritage of Highland foods, and resurrected the traditional highland cheeses, Crowdie a naturally soured and scrambled low-fat soft cheese with a history going back to the days of the Vikings, eaten on oakcakes; and Caboc - a double cream cheese, this is a family recipe of the lords of the Isles, passed down from eldest daughter to eldest daughter since the late 1500s. All made without any additives and without rennet. Along with other traditional Scottish cheeses. Susannah also sells a venison haggis made to her own recipe by a local producer using Balblair pure malt whisky from the region. Another product made by a highland producer are Susannah's set of herb biscuits, again made to her own recipe. Call for other outlets 01862 892035.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/tv_and_radio/food_heroes/article.shtml?44
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  • aliasojoaliasojo Forumite
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    You have been busy competitions! Thanks for taking the time. I'll need to have a good look at the links when I get more time later today.

    Oh and thanks E.....one day I will remember about Google. :rolleyes:

    This was taken from the Mitchells site:

    'Our continuous investment in the very latest technology ensures we can deliver that elusive accuracy in weight and quality grading demanded by today's cateing industry. Such uniformity ensures our customers enjoy maximum yeild and profit from our chicken.'

    Doesn't sound very barn/free range to me.
    Herman - MP for all! :)
  • fsdssfsdss Forumite
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    i can confirm theres a good butchers in dingwall....the one who keeps winning the haggis award......but i cant remember its name either......when i visit i always stock up with an order to take back to england
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