Scottish family-owned butchers We hae meat is celebrating after its chippy-style battered sausage was named a winner in Scotmid’s Scottish Favourites competition.
Founded in 2007, We hae meat, which is run by Carlyn Paton on the family farm in Ayrshire, is the first of five Scottish businesses to be announced as a competition winner. The contest, run in conjunction with Scotland Food and Drink, champions local producers and demonstrates Scotmid’s commitment to Scottish sourcing and suppliers.
Carlyn said: “As a family-owned business, we are absolutely delighted to be announced as a winner of Scotmid’s Scottish Favourites competition. It presents an amazing opportunity to work with Scotmid and broaden the reach of our brand and products across the country, taking the products we are so proud of to new audiences.”
Scotmid’s Local Sourcing Manager and SRFDA judge in 2022, Jessica van Tromp, added: “We are always looking for new ways to diversify and grow our Scottish product portfolio so we are thrilled to introduce We hae meat products across our stores.”
We hae meat’s products are all made to traditional recipes with a minimal impact on the environment. The business implemented a carbon management plan in 2016, aimed at reducing on-site emissions, and its on-site renewables plant generates 100% of We hae meat’s hot water and 80% of its electricity demands.