A TROON butcher has struck silver at the Scottish Craft Butcher Awards.

Duncan's Family Butchers had success in the recent Scottish Craft Butcher Awards for Naked Steak and Gourmet Pastry products that were judged at Forth Valley College in August, finishing in second place.

The awards were presented at the recent regional meeting in Glynhill Hotel, in Renfrew held by the event organisers, Scottish Craft Butchers.

Tom Courts, President of the Scottish Craft Butchers added: “We run these evaluations not just to award excellence but to underline the diverse product range that Scottish Craft Butchers offer.

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"Local butchers are the specialist in our field and with customers becoming more adventurous with their tastes, they are always seeking out the assurance of provenance that shopping at a specialist provides.”

The Naked Steak evaluation was sponsored by Dalziel Ltd.

Senior Manager, David Darroch, said: “Dalziel Ltd are always delighted to support Scottish Craft Butchers in the development and promotion of the high-quality products they produce.

"Sirloin Steak is one of the traditional cuts that butchers up and down the country are renowned for. The quality of entries was exceptionally high, and we congratulate all the award winners”.