“Big Marag” pork burger set for Highland Show final

A specially created pork burger, developed by Isle of Lewis school pupil, Callum MacRichie, is set to line up in competition with beef and lamb alternatives at next week’s Royal Highland Show, near Edinburgh, contesting the final of the My Town, My Burger competition run by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Drawing inspiration from the Gaelic, the native language of the Isle of Lewis, Callum has named his creation “Big Marag Burger”, using Specially Selected Pork as the key ingredient, with a little help from Neil Finlayson of Charles Macleod butchers.

“The competition is a chance for Scottish schools to show off the imagination and creativity of their pupils in developing a new burger product,” said QMS health and education specialist, Jenni Henderson, adding that entries totalled almost 250.

“It’s great to see young people being inspired by Scotland’s larder and making use of the flavour and quality of ingredients we have available on our doorstep.”

Headline image shows the competition judges from the semi-final stage (left to right): SQA’s Graeme Findlay, QMS’s Jennifer Robertson and Paul Boyle, owner of Boghall Butchers.

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