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Another new catering event for us this month. We’re off to Biggar, Vikki’s home town, to cater at Volksfling…….

It’s a Show, in Scotland, for Volkswagen enthusiasts and related marques like Porsche, Audi, SEAT, Skoda, NSU – you get it..!

Volksfling is another car-related event for us during the month of May, this is a twice yearly event and focuses on everything VW related. It’s a proper mini festival with camping over 3 days. We’ll be heading south with Bella, our catering truck, and we’re hoping she won’t feel too left out amongst all those Volkswagens as she’s a converted Dodge Fire Service Truck, but we’re quite sure everyone will make her feel at home.

We’ve been asked to do something a little different food-wise this time so we have our thinking caps firmly on at the moment. Any suggestions would be gratefully received, no matter how weird and wonderful! We’re always up for a challenge!

There’s loads on over the weekend including various competitions, displays, kids entertainment, live music, food and drink. Sounds like it’s going to be a great family weekend and we’re really looking forward to it, plus we get to stay with Vikki’s lovely Mum and Dad 🙂 No, we’re not camping this time, after Belladrum we have learned our lesson. It’s very difficult to be bright and breezy with our lovely customers when you’re surviving on 3 hours sleep a night!

If you fancy coming along you can buy your tickets in advance on the Volksfling website or you can get them on the day. Day tickets are £7 for adults and under 17’s are FREE! Adult camping tickets for the weekend are £30 on the gate and £25 if you book in advance, kids are just £2 but have to be purchased with an adult ticket. All very reasonable we must say!

We’re just off to get ready for Perth Farmer’s Market tomorrow then hopefully a cheeky early finish and out to enjoy some of this beautiful sunshine! If you’re out and about in Perth tomorrow make sure you head down to our city’s fantastic market and support all of the lovely local producers that come every month. We’re all small businesses and we really do need and appreciate your support!

The next stop for Bella, our catering truck, is the Ingliston Revival classic car show.

On Saturday 13th May we will be offering an array of delicious treats to hungry motor enthusiasts at the Ingliston Revival at The Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh. We’re no stranger to this venue as we have been selling our venison at the Royal Highland Show there since the Fletchers’ days but this time it’s going to be a slightly more high octane affair.

The Ingliston Revival Festival is a two-day classic motoring festival that takes place at The Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May 2017.

The event celebrates the original, infamous Ingliston Racing Circuit and re-ignites the halcyon days of the venue. We re-live the nostalgia and evoke emotion of motor sport from a bygone era.

Families and motoring enthusiasts are offered a high-quality and engaging experience.

We will be situated in the stylish food village where there will be loads of great food on offer, a bar and live music. There’s even a cinema showing classic motoring movies and a vintage fun fair. With a classic vehicle show, a stunt display and racing on the track, which you can even have a go at yourself, if you’re a petrol head with a love of classic motors, this really is not to be missed!

The racing starts at 9am and finishes at 5pm but the food village, bar, cinema and fun fair stay open until the wee small hours.

This weekend we will have our usual spots at Perth Farmers’ Market with both our trade stand and catering truck and it marks the beginning of a busy year for us. Our diary is filling fast with more catering events, markets, festivals and shows so watch this space for updates on where we’ll be later on in the year.

The New Masterchef Gift Card.

We are absolutely thrilled to have been chosen to join a network of artisan food producers who are part of a new initiative being launched by the people behind the hugely popular Masterchef television series. The Masterchef Gift Card allows customers to choose from a wide variety of top quality, small, food and drink producers all on the one website. It will also be possible to redeem your Gift Cards if you visit the producers own shops or market stalls. You can have a sneaky peek at those who have already signed up on the Masterchef Gift Card Facebook Page. There’s a couple of familiar faces if you come to any of our shows or events in Scotland. Our friends at Gusto with their amazing range of chilli sauces, which we can’t be without when we are out and about at catering gigs, and the lovely Galloway Chillies whose chilli preserves are the perfect compliment to our wee veni pies.

Jenny Goddard from MasterChef Gift Card said: “MasterChef Gift Card is pleased to announce that Seriously Good Venison has joined the fold. Purveyors of top quality meat, its speciality lies in raising and rearing Scottish Venison. Farmed to the highest ethical standards, the produce is an absolute must for connoisseurs of quality meat!”

We think this will be the perfect gift for any food and drink connoisseur and a would make a fantastic Christmas present.

We will have a great selection of our award winning venison and Highland beef to choose from on their site and you can also bring your gift card to any of our markets or foodie events across Scotland.

We will keep you updated as we get closer to the official launch and let you know where you can buy your cards.

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th January see us join Edinburgh’s newest market at The Biscuit Factory, Leith.

The guys behind The Edinburgh Larder and Edinburgh Food Social launched the market in December. The event was a huge success and will now be taking place monthly until March.

We are really pleased to have been asked along and will be taking Bella, our food truck,  as well as a stall in the market itself for you to buy some of our fab venison and a couple of our wee pies (they’re to die for!!).

As the market’s indoors it’s a great opportunity to browse some of the regions best independent producers whatever the weather and with live music and a kids play area it’s sure to be a great day out for all the family.

We will be serving a host of tasty treats in the truck from our ever popular Pulled Venison Rolls with Tangy Slaw to our traditional and uber-tasty Highland Beef Stovies that always go down a storm. We have a slightly unusual offering as a special for this event so come along and give it a try, you’ll love it….and we’re not kidding!!

Here’s a little bit about what the Edinburgh Food Social is all about……….

The team behind Edinburgh Larder have set up a social enterprise which aims to make local food more accessible by working with schools and communities to develop cooking skills. Thanks so much to everyone who helped us reach our £10k target on Kickstarter to buy a food truck – watch this space for more information on our plans and please request to join our Facebook page!

The team behind the Edinburgh Food Social want to bring the benefits of using local food into schools and communities across Edinburgh by taking a food truck around the city and beyond to showcase what can be done with local food, all year round. They believe that everyone in Scotland deserves to have access to the great produce we have on our doorstep and the means to cook with it if they want to.

They hope to inspire children to cook with local produce and become involved in planning the menus in their schools. The team hope to help people of all ages and backgrounds develop their cooking skills and create nutritionally balanced meals using local, seasonal food.

Eleanor Cunningham, owner of the Larder and founder of Edinburgh Food Social says using local produce “means there’s a real connection between the supplier and the food we serve. The producers in Scotland work incredibly hard to develop really fantastic ingredients which are at the core of everything we cook – we’d like more people to have the opportunity to use these ingredients.”

Edinburgh Food Social have teamed up with the Biscuit Factory to offer an affordable monthly food & craft market. The first took place in November 2016 and was an unmitigated success! You can register interest for such events in future via the Facebook group below.

Click – Edinburgh Indoor Food & Craft Market Facebook Group

Our first market in November was an unmitigated success with over 4,000 visitors. The second will be larger with more space to wander, a larger area for kids to play, buggy parking, great live music, more seating and even more food producers.
The event will again be hosted by our friends at Leith’s Biscuit Factory on Anderson Place.
You can spend as much time as you like mooching around and soaking up the atmosphere with fantastic food and craft on offer. There’s a suggested donation of £2 on the door with all event profits going to Edinburgh Food Social.
We raised £2,000 from our November market which will help us teach cooking skills and provide good food to those who need it most. The market is on both Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of January from 12-6pm.

Social Enterprise

We had a visit from the lovely Sarah Mack of Landward fame last week and took her for a wee tour of the butchery.

She was here to film for this Friday’s episode of Landward where she will be talking about our Hebridean Lamb co-operative. In the programme she also visits the lovely Marian Bruce who was the first Hebridean farmer we took animals from over a year and a half ago now. We have worked closely with Marian ever since and are extremely proud of the ever growing group we have created. We now get these fantastic little sheep from various trusted sources across Perthshire and beyond, all with full Hebridean Sheep Society accreditation.

You will see for yourself one of the great little farms these animals spend their days living on and see Sarah sample some of their delicious meat.

We have just received our next lot of Hebridean Hogget, they will go extremely fast, so if you want to get your hands on some of this fantastic meat you need to order now!! You can place your order on our website or give us a call on 01738 561 523. Don’t leave it until after the show, we are expecting a lot of interest. We will, however, be starting a waiting list so if you do miss out this time round, never fear!!

The programme is on at 7:30 on BBC Scotland this Friday night (14th October). Don’t worry if you miss it or you don’t live in Scotland, the show will be available on the BBC iPlayer, just follow this link!

To whet your taste buds here is what Alex Barker of the Guild Of Fine Foods had to say about the meat from Hebrideans……

“The meat from Hebridean sheep is unique. It has a rich, dark colour, succulent tender texture, and a gamey, utterly delicious flavour. Tasted against locally produced butchers’ lamb and some very good Welsh lamb, there was no contest: the Hebridean won hands down. It was tender with a really good bite, and rich but didn’t leave that greasy, fatty taste in the mouth. And it was so full of flavour that some of the young tasters couldn’t believe it really was lamb.”


Just in case you didn’t know……..

Everything we make is Gluten Free!!

We use Oatmeal from a dedicated Gluten Free mill.

From our sausages and burgers to our haggis and black pudding, you won’t find any wheat or gluten anywhere!

Most of our products are allergen free as well. If you have any allergies please don’t hesitate to contact one of us and we will talk you through our ingredients.

Email us at contact@seriouslygoodvenison or give us a bell on 01738 561523 🙂 🙂 🙂



Did you know it’s National Sausage Week from the 31st October to the 6th November?

We know how much you all love our many flavours of sausage so we thought in celebration of a whole week of sausageness we would give one lucky person the chance to have their own flavour added to the Seriously Good sausage repertoire.

To coincide with National Sausage Week, which is mainly a porky affair, we have decided to pay homage to the, not so humble, venison sausage.

The competition will run from Monday 10th October until the last day of National Sausage Week, Sunday the 6th November, when we will choose 3 finalists. Each of the 3 final flavours will be made by our team of butchers and then go on to be judged by our panel of esteemed judges.


All you need to do is simply email your idea along with your contact details to comps@seriouslygoodvenison.co.uk.

We are absolutely over the moon to welcome Adam Newth, chef patron of The Tayberry restaurant, as head judge. Adam was recently crowned Young Scottish Chef Of The Year 2016 at the CIS Excellence Awards and his restaurant, The Tayberry near Dundee, has been awarded 2 coveted AA Rosettes within its first year of opening.

Alongside Adam on the judging panel will be Iain Fenwick, managing director of the award winning hospitality marketing company Citylicious along with Vikki Banks, Director and Jenny Law, General Manager of Seriously Good Venison.

To enter the competition all you have to do is send us your idea for our new sausage flavour. We don’t need a full recipe, just a list of ingredients you think would be a great match to our venison sausagemeat and we’ll do the rest.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday 30th November and the winning flavour will go into production in the new year. The winner’s name will be mentioned on the label of the new flavour, on our website, social media platforms and across local press. They will also receive 10 packs of their sausages to show off to their family and friends. If the winner can make it up to Perth, we would love it if they could come down to the butchery and help make the first batch.

By entering this competition you are agreeing to be added to our mailing list. We will not pass your details on to any third parties and you may unsubscribe at any time.


Our Facebook competition to win 1 of 5 sets of 2 tickets to Country Living Christmas Fair, Glasgow.

To enter simply pop over to our Facebook page and follow the instructions.

The tickets are valid for entry to the show on Thursday 17th, Friday 18th and Sunday 20th November 2016.

Please note the tickets are NOT valid for Saturday 19th!!

The tickets are not exchangeable for cash.

The draw will be made on Monday the 7th November so we have plenty of time to get your tickets to you.

Please make sure you can make it to the show on one of the above dates, if you win and can’t go it would be a shame to see the tickets go to waste.

We love a good festival here at Seriously Good HQ so mixing that with the love we have for outside catering was an easy decision for us to make.

We have our self-contained catering truck, Bella, who we love! She is well equipped to allow us to cater for any number especially with the addition of our field kitchen marquee and rustic outside seating area.

Our repertoire has become wider as our calendar of events has grown so we are always open to suggestion when it comes to menu ideas.

Whatever your event, small or large, family party or festival, we would love to hear from you! Just give us a call on 01738 561523 or email Jenny at jenny@seriouslygoodvenison.co.uk


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