Aldi has praised its “long-standing commitment to Scottish farmers” after announcing all of its fresh lamb is now from new season Scottish lambs.
The supermarket chain said new season Scotch Lamb was now available in its 73 stores across Scotland.
It is supplied via Scotbeef and sold under the supermarket’s Nature’s Glen branding.
Aldi’s buying director in Scotland, Marion MacCormick, said: “Sourcing the finest fresh meat from farmers in Scotland is a top priority for us and we are proud to stock 100% Scotch Lamb in all our stores north of the border.
“Supporting Scotland’s farming industry is vitally important, and when shoppers visit Aldi they can buy the best quality Scotch meat at the best possible price.”
Scotbeef’s national account manager, Nick Watkin, said: “Aldi’s support for this range of new season Scotch Lamb products is testament to how they value the quality of produce supplied to customers.
“We make sure that each product is sourced responsibly and sustainably to ensure Scotland’s farming industry is well represented and partnerships like this play a huge part in making this feasible.”
NFU Scotland president Andrew McCornick praised the retailer and said its stocking commitment was a great support to the farming industry.