Scotmid Co-operative has opened its first in-store butcher shop, as part of a new partnership with local butchery, Stuart’s of Buckhaven. The butchery counter is now inside Scotmid’s South Queensferry store and will employ two full-time butchers from Stuart’s – a sixth-generation family run business based in Fife.
Customers will be able to pick up a wide range of high quality and locally sourced meat, from sirloin steaks to more exotic products such as chilli and iron brew sausages. The butchery is also equipped with a traditional butchers block so customers can have their meat cut to order.
Scotmid’s local butchery partnership with Stuart’s of Buckhaven follows the retailer’s partnerships with five Scottish craft bakers and the roll-out of bakeries in over 30 stores across Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife, Glasgow and Aberdeenshire.
Overseeing Scotmid’s commitment to supporting local suppliers is Scotmid’s Bakery and Local Sourcing Manager, Stephen Brown. He said: “Scotmid is delighted to have launched our first in-store butchers with Stuart’s of Buckhaven. Our partnership with Stuart’s brings an award winning family butcher direct to our customers and it marks the next important step in our commitment to supporting local Scottish suppliers.”
Alan Stuart of Stuart’s of Buckhaven said: “Stuart’s of Buckhaven, under the guiding hand of our Butchery Director Derek McMahon, are thrilled to have been selected to pilot, in South Queensferry, the first Scotmid in-store family butcher’s shop. We are really looking forward to building up a vibrant, busy shop offering a wide range of quality fresh meats and related products which will delight existing Scotmid customers and attract new customers over the threshold to sample our wares.”