Some of the Capital's butchers that have been recommended by Edinburgh Evening News readers.

These are the 12 best butchers in and around Edinburgh, chosen by our readers

With Christmas swiftly approaching many of us are stocking up on food in preparation for the big day.

For those who eat meat, a visit to the butcher to purchase the centrepiece of the meal is an annual tradition.

Whether it’s the traditional turkey, a honey-glazed ham, or a goose – we all want to get the best ingredients to wow our festive guests.

And it’s best to order your steak pie well in advance for New Year’s Day.

Edinburgh residents are lucky to have plenty of independent butchers to choose from, offering personal service, cooking advice, and some of the finest locally-sourced products.

We asked our readers for their favourite on our Facebook page and, in no particular order, here are the top 12.

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