Popular Edzell butcher is a real diamond!

Annabel Forbes of Bel's Butchers picks up her award for picked up the Diamond Award for best Lamb product at the Scottish Meat Trades Fair.

Annabel Forbes of Bel's Butchers picks up her award for picked up the Diamond Award for best Lamb product at the Scottish Meat Trades Fair.

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A diamond has been discovered in Edzell!

Bel’s butchers hope that there will be a rush to find their award winning meat product after it was deemed the best lamb product in Scotland in the recent Meat To Go Awards.

Annabel Forbes gained recognition for her innovative lamb product when the 2011 Meat To Go awards were presented on Sunday, May 8 at the Scottish Meat Trades Fair in Perth.

The Edzell butcher picked up the Diamond Award for best Lamb product with her Mediterranean lamb steaks in the event organised for the nation’s craft butchers by the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders.

Judges from the meat trade, catering and consumer sectors evaluated more than 150 meat products at the event held in Dunfermline in mid-March.

“Meat To Go 2011” included Ready to Cook, Ready To Heat.

Jack Broussine of Quality Meat Scotland’s Scotch Butchers Club, sponsor of the competition, said: “The Meat to Go Awards once again showcase the high levels of skill and innovation prevalent in the independent butcher’s sector of the Scottish red meat industry.

“Without doubt this event leads to consumers being tempted with even more exciting new products when shopping at the local butcher.”

Billy McFarlane, president of organisers, the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders said: “Scottish Craft Butchers are great innovators and react quickly to customers demands for tasty convenient new products.

“These awards are an illustration of the reason why so many people are shopping at independent craft butchers.”