Lothian butcher named best in Scotland

Owner of Boghall Butchers Paul Boyle. Picture: Neil Hanna

Owner of Boghall Butchers Paul Boyle. Picture: Neil Hanna

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A LOTHIAN butcher has been named best in Scotland.

Boghall Butchers, which is based in Bathgate, scooped the gong at the Butcher’s Shop of the Year awards.

Organisers said the awards had been established to seek out the best butcher and farm shops across the UK, as well as recognising the rising stars of the industry.

Staff at Boghall, a family-run business founded in 1975, triumphed after a substantial investment to extend and refurbish the premises.

The firm’s bosses said they were delighted at the success and paid tribute to the work of employees.

Owner Paul Boyle said: “The last year has seen a number of changes to the business following our refurbishment, which has virtually doubled the size of our front shop.

“It was a big investment for us but it has been well worth it and to be named Scottish Butcher’s Shop of the Year only goes to highlight the progress we have made.” Boghall Butchers beat stiff competition from other successful Scottish butchers – including John Lawson Butchers from Broxburn and Patricks of Camelon from Falkirk – to lift the award.