WEMYSS Bay butchers Mearns T. McCaskie of Wemyss Bay have been announced as a finalist in a prestigious new competition.

They will compete against others from around Scotland to find the ultimate ‘Champion of Champions’ Scotch lamb product.

The contest was introduced by Quality Meat Scotland to showcase the skills and innovation of Scottish butchers.

Products have been judged by a panel from the Federation of Chefs Scotland at Edinburgh College, who cast a critical and expert eye over entries.

Nigel Ovens from Mearns T. McCaskie said he was absolutely delighted be a finalist.

He said: “We are proud to be recognised for using such high-quality Scotch lamb, and feel incredibly honoured to be finalists in the Champion of Champions Scotch lamb Award.

“We always strive to provide the best quality produce for our customers and encourage people to buy locally-sourced produce. Our customers love our range of Scotch lamb products, and it seems the judges did too.”

The winner will be announced in the coming weeks.