A north-east butcher has been recognised as the best in the country for the third year in a row.
Bert Fowlie in Strichen took home the prize for Scottish Butcher of the Year at the Butcher’s Shop of the Year awards.
Owner of the third-generation family butcher, Hebbie Fowlie, said he was “absolutely delighted”.
He said: “We’re just a wee butcher’s shop from the north-east and we were up against much bigger businesses, so this is a great achievement for us.
“To win it once was brilliant, and the second time was unbelievable, but to win it for a third time in a row has totally exceeded our expectations.”
Callum Morrice, 21, who works at Bert Fowlie, was a finalist in the Young Butcher of the Year category.
The annual awards ceremony is organised by the Meat Trades Journal and celebrates the best of independent retail butchers around the UK.