SCOTCH lamb has been rolled out on the menu in schools across Tayside, following a successful launch at Breadalbane Academy in Aberfeldy.

The move, follows a pilot in 2018 which demonstrated that the vast majority of primary and secondary schools enjoyed a variety of lamb dishes including a lamb biryani, lasagne and kebabs.

The successful pilot was introduced by NFU Scotland’s vice-president Martin Kennedy and local councillor Mike Williamson, and will now see Scotch Lamb PGI roll out on school menus in Dundee, Angus and Perth and Kinross.

Commenting on Wednesday’s launch, vice-president Martin Kennedy said: “When we started this pilot last year, we weren’t sure how successful lamb would be in school meals, considering the declining consumption in recent years. It was terrific to see the results clearly demonstrate that primary and secondary children were enjoying the healthy, tasty lamb dishes,” he enthused.

“Here, in Highland Perthshire, we produce top quality Scotch Lamb, utilising natural grass growth to produce nutritious food and the same is true across the country. It’s great to see an increase of Scotch Lamb sourcing by the public sector in Tayside,” he concluded.