Schools are being encouraged to include Scotch lamb in meal plans.
It follows a pilot in Tayside to introduce a different lamb meal to school meal plans, every week, for the past four weeks.
The pilot, run by NFU Scotland (NFUS), Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), Tayside Contracts and Perth & Kinross Council, has been hailed a success and now more schools are being urged to use lamb.
NFUS vice-president, Martin Kennedy, said: “Scotch lamb is such a versatile product and the success of this pilot proves there is great potential for it to be used more regularly in school meals.”
Perth and Kinross councillor Mike Williamson said: “I am delighted to have been involved in the rollout of this pilot and am hopeful that, off the back of such positive feedback, this scheme can be extended to schools across the region and country.”
QMS Chairman Jim McLaren said: “We very much hope that more schools will follow Tayside’s lead to make the most of the fantastic lamb in Scotland’s natural larder.”