MEAT laden skewers were the route to awards for Dales Traditional Butchers at Kirkby Lonsdale.

Staff at the multi-award winning shop were delighted to have their quality products recognised at a national level in the 2019 Scottish Craft Butcher Awards at Forth Valley College at Stirling.

Their success came with a gold award for their chimicurri pork lattice, Mexican lamb skewer and silver awards for its gluten free Chicken Delight and devilish spicy pork skewers.

Scott Jarron, president of the awards organisers Scottish Craft Butchers, added: “We run these evaluations to recognise the innovation and expertise that goes into the quality products that craft butchers make.

"Customers are becoming increasingly interested in sourcing the very best meat products available and our evaluation aids the customer finding all the good products out there at our specialist butchers.”

The awards attracted around 230 entries from more than 40 butchers. Dales Traditional Butchers were the most successful of the two entrants from south of the border.

Results were announced at the Scottish Meat Trade Fair in Perth.