Castle Douglas Gets a Taste for Scottish Lamb

Shoppers out and about in Castle Douglas this Saturday (9 March) will have local sheep farmers tempting them with tasty bites of delicious Scottish lamb.

The farmers will be helping out at Grierson Brothers’ famous butchers shop in the town’s King Street.  They will be reminding those passing the shop that Scottish farmers not only produce some of the best tasting lamb in the world, but it’s being reared and sold right here on their doorstep!

And selling the very best of Scottish meat is something that the Grierson family has been doing for four generations.

To back up the message to buy local and to trust Scottish, samples of tasty Scottish lamb burgers from the shop will be given out free to locals.

Regional Chairman Andrew McCornick, who farms at Lochfoot said:

“Scottish lamb is amongst the finest in the world and here in the beautiful countryside of Dumfriesshire, Stewartry and Wigtownshire we believe we produce some of the best.  

“Recent revelations on how some foods are prepared has seen Scottish shoppers turn away from processed meat and justifiably put their trust in local produce and local butchers. We want to thank them for their support, give them a taste of the great food that is being produced on their doorstep and encourage them to put more Scottish lamb in their basket when doing their weekly shop.

“For us as 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 public a taste, we hope they will keep supporting local farmers by buying a bit more Scottish lamb in the future.

Local butcher Tom Grierson added:

“Here at Grierson Brothers, we are a fourth generation family butchers, providing quality Scottish meat and meat products to our loyal customer base. We take great pride in the fact that all our meats, where possible, are reared, purchased and slaughtered locally, to provide our customers with the very best in local produce.

“When it comes to a product like Scottish 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.  In the shop, we have joints, cuts, burgers and haggis – all of which can meet the demands of households, whether they need a quick and easy midweek meal or a Sunday roast – Scottish lamb has it all.”

Notes to Editors and Media Invite

  • On Saturday, 9 March, NFU Scotland members will be giving away samples of Scottish lamb to shoppers at Grierson Brothers Butchers, 148 King Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1LU from 11.00am.
  • Regional Chairman Andrew McCornick will be joined by fellow farmers and will be available for photographs and interviews.
  • The lamb has been sourced through Castle Douglas and Dumfries markets and slaughtered locally at Lockerbie abattoir.  All butchery is done within the shop and the lamb has been cooked on the premises.
  • Media are invited to attend.  Please contact NFU Scotland Regional Policy Manager Carolyn Lamb on 07787 434103 or Regional Chairman Andrew McCornick can be contacted on 07974 699935.
  • The Grierson Brothers website is


Contact Bob Carruth on 0131 472 4006

Date Published:

News Article No.: 31/13

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