A DELICIOUS selection of fresh Scottish produce will feature at NFU Scotland’s annual dinner, taking place at the Radisson Blu hotel, Glasgow, later this week.

The fantastic menu boasts produce from across the country, and starts off with a twist on the traditional Scottish haggis dish, which is being served as a scotch egg with 'rumbledethumps' and homemade brown sauce.

The centrepiece of the meal is a pairing of Scotch lamb and beef. The two meats will be served as roasted lamb rump, ballotine of beef shin, beef cheek croquette served with fondant potato, caramelised parsnip puree, confit tomato and red wine jus.

The meal finishes with a real sweet treat with a dessert of apple bavarois, calvados gel, micro fennel, and caramel ice cream.

Guests will be treated to one last culinary delight after the meal and later in the evening when melted Scottish cheese on artisanal toasted bread will be served for supper.

Scotbeef and Marks and Spencer are the headline sponsors of the whole conference, annual dinner and AGM. Both companies have long been strong supporters of Scottish farmers and crofters, championing fantastic Scottish produce.

Scotbeef, run by the Galloway family, has been prominent in helping to develop Scotland’s red meat industry. The business traces its roots back for over a hundred years when it was founded by James W Galloway and remains in family ownership today under the direction of Robbie Galloway CEO.

The dinner itself is being supplied by a range of Scottish producers along with Scotbeef including Aldi, Kettle Produce, Peter Grewar, Roan’s Dairy, Lactalis McLelland and Taste of Arran.

Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol with an impressive collection of brands across spirits, beer and wine, is the event’s pre-dinner drinks reception sponsor once again.

NFU Scotland chief executive Scott Walker commented: “Scottish farmers and crofters are incredibly proud of their wonderful produce and our annual dinner is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase the best of the food and drink we produce in Scotland.

“Scottish produce is second to none in terms of production and taste, which is why we here at NFU Scotland could not be prouder to showcase the high quality produce from farms and crofts across Scotland.

“Every year the meal at our annual dinner is exceptional, and this year will be no different. I wish everyone, whether a member of NFU Scotland or a supporter of great food, were able to taste and enjoy the produce we have brought together from across Scotland.

“Scottish farmers and crofters work extremely hard to produce great quality food and drink for disgracefully little financial benefit," added Mer Walker. "I wish everyone valued what Scottish farmers and crofters do as much as I do. We have an ambition to double the size of the food and drink industry in Scotland to £30 billion by 2030. In doing this we hope to achieve fair supply chains that will secure a sustainable and profitable future for all those involved.”