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Dumfries butcher crowned Scottish haggis champion

Stuart Houston has used a third generation recipe for his award-winning haggis. Credit: ITV Border

A family recipe handed down from his Grandfather has helped secure the Scottish Haggis Championship 2017 for Dumfries butcher Stuart Houston.

The handmade haggis beat off stiff competition from around 80 butchers from all across Scotland to lift the coveted national title at the Scottish Meat Trade Fair in Perth.

And newly-crowned champion Stuart, 55, revealed the country’s best haggis owed its origins to his Grandfather Bert “Kiddie” Houston who set up the family firm J B

Houston on the outskirts of Dumfries nearly 70 years ago.

“This is the title I’ve wanted all my life and it’s as much for my Grandfather as it is for me."

– Stuart Houston