Suppers all round thanks to Amos

Amos Smith with residents Susie Johnston and Ena Hally
Amos Smith with residents Susie Johnston and Ena Hally

Award-winning butcher Amos Smith, of W. F. Stark Butchers, was out spreading some Scots cheer this week by delivering a special Burns supper to senior citizens.

Amos visited the residents of Braehead Gardens Care Home in Buckhaven to drop off some tasty treats in the form of his award-winning haggis pie, along with the traditional accompaniments, neeps and tatties.

“Some pensioners don’t like the big haggis ball, so putting it in a pie is better for a lot of them,” said Amos.

“I wanted to give something back to the elderly residents at Braehead – they’ve gone through all of their working lives, so it was nice to give a little something back to them. And they all thought it was quite good!”

Last year at the Scottish Haggis Championships, which is sponsored by Grampian Oats Products, Amos received the reserve champion title for his own blend of haggis, just being pipped at the post by Findlay’s of Portobello.

“I really love competitions because of the challenge that comes with them,” said Amos. “But in the end, the customers become the winners of these competition because it tests our ability to come up with the best pie possible.”