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The Best of Scottish Produce on the Menu for Annual Dinner

A delicious selection of fresh Scottish produce will form NFU Scotland’s Annual Dinner, taking place at the Radisson Blu, Glasgow on Thursday 7 February 2019

The fantastic menu boasts produce from across the country, and starts off with a twist on the traditional Scottish haggis dish, which is being served as a scotch egg with rumbledethumps and homemade brown sauce.

The centrepiece of the meal is a pairing of Scotch lamb and beef. Scotch lamb and Scotch beef are a cut above the rest and cannot be beat in terms of production and taste. The two meats will be served as roasted lamb rump, ballotine of beef shin, beef cheek croquette served with fondant potato, caramelised parsnip puree, confit tomato and red wine jus.

The meal finishes with a real sweet treat with a dessert of apple bavarois, calvados gel, micro fennel, caramel ice cream.

Guests will be treated to one last culinary delight after the meal and later in the evening as they speak to old friends and make new acquaintances when melted Scottish cheese on artisanal toasted bread will be served for supper.

Scotbeef and Marks and Spencer are the headline sponsors of the whole Conference, Annual Dinner and AGM. Both Scotbeef and Marks and Spencer have been strong supporters of Scottish farmers and crofters, championing fantastic Scottish produce.

Scotbeef, run by the Galloway family, has been prominent in helping to develop Scotland’s red meat industry. The business traces its roots back for over a hundred years when it was founded by James W Galloway and remains in family ownership today under the direction of Robbie Galloway CEO. Scotbeef is passionate about producing the highest quality meat products for the UK retail market.

The dinner itself is being supplied by a range of Scottish producers along with Scotbeef including Aldi, Kettle Produce, Peter Grewar, Roan’s Dairy, Lactalis McLelland and Taste of Arran.

Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol with an impressive collection of brands across spirits, beer and wine, is the event’s pre-dinner drinks reception sponsor once again and we welcome their support for this event and Scottish farming.

NFU Scotland Chief Executive Scott Walker commented: “Scottish farmers and crofters are incredibly proud of their wonderful produce and our Annual Dinner is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase the best of the food and drink we produce in Scotland.

“Scottish produce is second to none in terms of production and taste, which is why we here at NFU Scotland could not be prouder to showcase the high quality produce from farms and crofts across Scotland at our Annual Dinner.

“A special thanks must go to Scotbeef and Marks and Spencer for sponsoring the entire Conference, Annual Dinner and AGM, as well as their continued support of Scottish agriculture.

“Every year the meal at our Annual Dinner is exceptional, and this year will be no different.  I wish everyone whether a member of NFU Scotland or a supporter of great food were able to tastes and enjoy the produce we have brought together from across Scotland.

“Scottish farmers and crofters work extremely hard to produce great quality food and drink for disgracefully little financial benefit.  I wish everyone valued what Scottish farmers and crofters do as much as I do.  We have an ambition to double the size of the food and drink industry in Scotland to £30 billion by 2030.  In doing this we hope to achieve fair supply chains that will secure a sustainable and profitable future for all those involved.”

Notes to Editor

  • NFU Scotland’s Annual Dinner will take place on Thursday 7 February 2019 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow as part of the Union’s Conference and AGM.
  • The menu for the occasion is as follows: 
    • Starter: Haggis and thyme scotch egg served with rumbledethumps and homemade brown sauce.
    • Main: Roasted lamb rump, ballotine of beef shin, beef cheek croquette served with fondant potato, caramelised parsnip puree, confit tomato and red wine jus.
    • Dessert: Apple Bavarois, calvados gel, micro fennel, caramel ice cream.
    • Supper: Melted Scottish cheese on artisan bread.
    • Photographs of the dishes are available on request from media@nfus.org.uk 
  • The headline sponsors of the Conference, Annual Dinner and AGM are Scotbeef and Marks and Spencer.
  • Key suppliers for the menu include: Aldi, Scotbeef, Kettle Produce, Pete Grewar, Roans Dairy, Lactalis McLelland and Taste of Arran.The pre-dinner drinks reception sponsor is Diageo.  
  • This year’s table sponsors are ANM, Diageo, Moredun, SRUC, Bank of Scotland, Johnston Carmichael and SNH.

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Contact Douglas Ross on 0131 472 4059


Author: Douglas Ross

Date Published:

News Article No.: 07/19


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The Best of Scottish Produce on the Menu for Annual Dinner

A delicious selection of fresh Scottish produce will form NFU Scotland’s Annual Dinner, taking place at the Radisson Blu, Glasgow on Thursday 8 February 2017

The fantastic menu boasts produce from across the country, from a mini Scottish breakfast stack for the starter, to a trio of Scotch Beef with clap shot and seasonal roast vegetables for the main course, and a chocolate fondant with clementine ice cream for the dessert; accompanied by an evening meal of melted Scottish cheese on artisan bread to round off the delicious fare of prime Scottish food.

Diageo – a global leader in beverage alcohol with an impressive collection of brands across spirits, beer and wine – is the pre-dinner drinks reception sponsor for the event once again.

NFU Scotland Chief Executive Scott Walker commented: “Scottish farmers work tirelessly, every day of the year, come rain or shine, to produce food which is revered across the world. This year’s annual dinner celebrates the best of that produce and the hard work and dedication which has gone into it.

“A special mention must also go to all our sponsors and suppliers from throughout Scotland, for this year’s dinner. The commitment of these companies to Scottish agriculture continues to strengthen the already flourishing Scottish Food and Drinks industry.

“Scottish farming is the cornerstone of a Food and Drinks industry which was worth £14.4bn in exports last year alone, which is something that we as a Union want to continue to champion and this year’s dinner is a fantastic way to do so.” Ends

Notes to Editor

  • NFU Scotland’s Annual Dinner will take place on Thursday 8 February 2018 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow as part of the Union’s Conference and AGM.
  • The menu for the occasion is as follows: 
    • Starter: Mini Scottish breakfast stack from Aldi topped with a quail egg.
    • Main: Medley of Scotch Beef – Pan seared fillet served alongside feather blade, creamed clap shot, seasonal roast vegetables finished with red wine and thyme jus.
    • Dessert: Rich and warm chocolate fondant served with clementine ice cream and blueberry reduction.
    • Sweeties: Platter of Ramstane hand crafted chocolates served with freshly brewed tea and coffee.
    • Supper: Roasted Arla cheese on artisan bread.
  • Key suppliers for the menu include: Aldi, Scotbeef, Andrew Robertson, Ramstane Hand Crafted Chocolate, Benzies, Albert Bartlett and Arla. 
  • The pre-dinner drinks reception sponsor is Diageo:
    Scotland is one of Diageo’s largest spirit supply centres responsible for producing nearly 50 million cases of leading brands of Scotch whisky and white sprits annually.

    It employs more than 4,000 people in Scotland, working in over 50 communities across the country.

    It values its long-established relationship with the agricultural sector and grain merchants and recognises the importance of a healthy and sustainable future for the agricultural industry.


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Contact Douglas Ross on 0131 472 4108

Author: Douglas Ross

Date Published:

News Article No.: 13/18


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