Here's what prisoners in Scotland will be eating on Christmas Day

The menus issued to Scottish prisoners on Christmas Day have been revealed.

Friday, 21st December 2018, 10:48 am
Updated Friday, 21st December 2018, 3:31 pm

The Scottish Prison Service have detailed the range of festive meals inmates will be tucking into on December 25.

All prisoners can choose to be served Christmas pudding with rum cream at Scotland’s largest jail, Barlinnie, home to 1,000 criminals.

They will be treated to a roast dinner including turkey, chipolata sausages, roast potatoes, carrots, sprouts, cranberry gravy and creamed potatoes.

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Menus issued by the Scottish Prison Service show the range in festive treats hardened criminals - including serial killer Peter Tobin - will be tucking into on December 25.

Veggie lags can opt for nut roast, and a halal option will be served too, which is lamb curry with Basmati rice and naan bread.

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‘Christmas tea’

And following a ‘Christmas tea’, including Cup-A-Soup and a roll for a starter, and either a beef burger, falafel burger for a main course, prisoners will enjoy a tangerine, mince pie, Christmas slice and an Irn Bru.

The decorated menu wishes a ‘Merry Christmas’ and includes a picture of a snowman as well as a Christmas tree motif.

Three-course meals will be served to prisoners at the Glasgow jail on Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, and January 2, too.

Chicken with trimmings

And Tobin, who resides at HMP Edinburgh, will have the choice of either chicken with trimmings, potatoes and veg, or a vegetable kiev for his Christmas lunch.

Soup will be served as a starter, with gateaux and cream for dessert - and inmates even start the day with a Continental breakfast, making a change from their usual morning meal of cereal, a roll and jam and milk.

In the evening, prisoners in Edinburgh can tuck into either a cold meat platter served with pasta or spicy vegetable burger with potato wedges.

Inmates at the maximum security wing in HMP Perth will have their usual breakfast of cereal, roll and jam and milk, follows by a fry-up for lunch.

Black pudding, a boiled egg, potato scone and tomato along with a lorne roll and soup will be on the menu for omnivores.

Veggie options

Veggie prisoners at the high security jail can opt for meat-free sausages instead of black pudding.

For Christmas tea, roast potatoes, spouts and carrots will be served along with chicken fillet, bacon and gravy, or a vegetable kiev instead of meat.

And chocolate orange gateaux will be served as a sweet treat or a healthy option of fruit, followed by a snack pack.

Inmates at HMP Grampian will have the choice of either soup and fruit for their Christmas lunch, served with two Lorne rolls, or of two Quorn sausage rolls served with yoghurt.

The main meal will be either chicken breast or a pastry made with Wensleydale cheese, leek and clotted cream, both served with boiled and roast potatoes, sprouts, carrots and gravy.

Dessert at the north east prison, which is also home to many young offenders, who’s meal cost slightly more at £2.85 each, would consist of sticky chocolate and orange cake, or cream and fruit, as well as a snack pack.

The menu costs the Scottish Prison Service £2.58 per head, the same as the rest of the year.