All Aboard For A Taste Of Scotch Lamb

Argyll farmers use CalMac ferry route for lamb promotion  

Those boarding the CalMac ferry running between Oban and Mull this Friday (June 14) will have local sheep farmers tempting them with tasty bites of delicious Scotch lamb.

Lamb dishes will also be on the ferry’s restaurant menu and farmers will be on board to tell passengers about the fantastic story of how they produce fresh, tasty lamb in the hills of Argyll and the Islands.

The ferry promotion has been set up by the farmer group Argyll Hill Lamb, who provide lambs to Oban-based food service company Forteiths, who in turn supply the lamb to Caledonian MacBrayne’s ferries.

Argyll Hill Lamb’s Fergus Younger said:

“What a fantastic opportunity to remind passengers on this ferry route that sheep farmers in Argyll and the Islands not only produce some of the best tasting lamb in the world, but it’s being reared and sold right here on their doorstep!

“Scotch lamb is amongst the finest in the world and here in the spectacular hills and mountains of Argyll, we believe we produce some of the best.  

“When it comes to a product like Scotch lamb, we think it ticks all the right boxes for our customers.  It is naturally reared, produced locally, is packed full of nutrition, tastes great and offers great value.  It can meet the demands of everyone, whether they need a quick and easy midweek meal or a Sunday roast – Scotch lamb has it all.

“For us as local sheep farmers, the message to shoppers is simple.  We believe we are producing a top quality product to very high standards and by giving the passengers a taste, we hope they will keep supporting local farmers by buying a bit more Argyll hill lamb in the future.”  

Notes to Editors

  • Argyll Hill Lamb, a lamb marketing group from Argyll, will be promoting their produce on every Caledonian MacBrayne ferry sailing between Oban and Craignure, Isle of Mull, on Friday 14 June.
  • Farmers from the group will have a promotional display on each ferry sailing that day, lamb will be on the ferry’s restaurant menu and tastings of locally produced lamb will be available.
  • Argyll Lamb Group supplies lambs to Forteiths of Oban, who in turn, supply Caledonian MacBrayne with lamb for the catering outlets on its ferries.
  • For more information contact Fergus Younger, Argyll Area Agricultural Strategy Development Manager/Project Manager at SAOS on 07771 966 649 or
  • More information on Argyll Hill Lamb can be found at:


Contact Bob Carruth on 0131 472 4006

Date Published:

News Article No.: 81/13

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