Butchers say the have seen a marked increase in customers since horse meat was discovered in supermarket beef products.
One butchers in the Borders say takings have gone up by at least 20%.
Some are taking advantage of the scandal, with signs going up outside shops, one reading "stop horsing around, use your local butcher".
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