Black Pudding prize for local butchers

The delighted team.

The delighted team.

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Stornoway butchers Macleod and Macleod have earned a two-star award from the prestigious Great Taste Awards after submitting their black pudding this year.

And in addition to the two-star award the butchers were beaming after receiving some glowing comments from the judges.

Owner Kenneth Macleod was delighted with the award as he confessed this was the first time he had entered any of his products into any events like this - but he stressed it won’t be the last.

“This was the first time we have gone in for anything like this,” he confessed.

“To be honest it took a bit of pushing to do so from some of the staff here in the shop and when someone pushes you a little it is easier to go for it with their encouragment.

“The comments we received were excellent and we were told they considered giving us a three-star award too which is very encouraging.

‘‘Our result means we will definitley look to enter some more things like this as we have other products we are both working on, and already on

sale here in the shop, which we think could do well.”