New SFMTA president elected
Butcher, Paul Boyle, has been elected president of the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders (SFMTA).
Boyle, who trades as Boghall Butchers, was appointed president at the SFMTA’s annual meeting and becomes the 79th person to hold the position as leader of Scotland’s butchers.
Addressing the meeting, Boyle proposed courses and workshops to keep craft butchers up with consumer demand for ready meals.
“I know that internet shopping is here to stay but let’s keep the butchers on the high street because we have wonderful unique products and quality meat to attract customers they know this because they come to us for special occasions like Christmas and Easter,” he said. “The way to keep the high streets alive has to be in getting customers through our doors more regularly.
“We have an excellent training department at the SFMTA who will give members all the help they require, and possibly the Scottish Meat Training could include a ready meal or kitchen ready module for trainees.”
Boyle takes over from past president, Beaton Lindsay.