South Scotland

Selkirk butcher wins haggis title

Darren Hoggan
Image caption Darren Hoggan saw off about 100 rivals from across Scotland to win the prize

A Scottish Borders butcher is celebrating taking the top prize at the Scottish Haggis Championships in Perth.

Darren Hoggan saw off nearly 100 rivals to win the prize for Selkirk business J&A Waters.

The championships are held every two years with competitors from across Scotland vying for the title.

Mr Hoggan took over the Borders butcher's shop four years ago and only recently changed the recipe for its haggis to suit his tastes.

He said sales had risen since and he hoped the award would allow them to continue to increase.

"It is actually the first time I have ever entered the competition and I just changed the recipe in January," he said.

"So I thought, why not, I'll give it a go."

Mr Hoggan said he was pleased to have brought the title to the town.

"It is nice to have the number one haggis in Scotland," he said.

"We sell a lot of haggis as it is, but hopefully people will hear about this and come from all over to sample my haggis."

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