Stirling Observer

Famous name at market


Stirling Farmers’ Market will return to Port Street this Saturday, September 11, from 10am until 4pm for the first of two September markets, with 18 stalls to choose from.

One long-standing regular trader who’s looking forward to being back on Port Street is Winston Churchill Venison and Game.

Deer stalker and butcher Winston – not to be confused with a former Prime Minister – began working as a trainee gamekeeper in 1966 at the age of 15 and set up his own stalking business in 1988. In 1990 Winston started selling venison directly to the public and the business has gone from strength to strength ever since.

“Stirling customers have a real appreciati­on for high quality food from Scotland’s natural larder,” said Winston.

“Some of my Stirling regulars have been shopping at the market for so long their children have become customers too and it’s fantastic to see the next generation choosing wild venison because of its low cholestero­l and smaller carbon footprint.”

Amongst the other stalls on Port Street this week are wide selection of breads and scones, Ayrshire vegetables, award-winning cheeses from Arran, Lebanese deli products, Highland beef, free range hens’ and ducks’ eggs, honey meads from Perthshire, local fudge and tablet, championsh­ipwinning pies, Arbroath fish, French pastries and more.

This Saturday’s market will also feature a selection of handmade Scottish crafts and gift ideas and Home Energy Scotland will offering advice on how to make your home warmer, greener and cheaper to live in.

Although restrictio­ns are easing further, physical distancing measures will still be in place on Port Street so the market will still be running at half capacity again this week.

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