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Borders Farmers Urge Shoppers to Tuck Into Scottish Turkey!

NFU Scotland is holding a promotional event in the Borders on Friday 7 December, as part of its What’s on Your Plate? campaign, to urge shoppers to buy Scottish turkeys for Christmas.


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The festive branch of the campaign is following a 12 Days of Christmas theme and farmers from around the country are getting out and about prior to Christmas to promote 12 of the high quality Scottish food and drink items that they help produce for Christmas meals, from the customary turkey to a nip of whisky for Santa! The turkey event will be the second of the 12 events around the country, with the rest taking place between 8 and 21 December.

The event, being held in Galashiels, will take place from 9am until 3pm outside ASDA in the town. Shoppers will be able to meet local farmers, learn more about the benefits associated with buying local, Scottish produce and also have the chance to win a turkey, worth over £50, in time for Christmas.

Anna Davies, NFU Scotland Campaigns Manager, said:

“It’s important for farmers to be able to get out and about and meet shoppers to promote the excellent food and drink that they are growing. At this time of year, our thoughts turn to turkey and so we want to highlight to shoppers all the benefits of buying Scottish turkeys for their Christmas dinner plates.

“Not only are food miles reduced but buying local produce also helps to sustain rural communities as well as local wildlife and countryside. And of course it tastes great!

“I would encourage everyone to come along and meet some of their local farmers as well as have the chance of winning a turkey in time for Christmas.

“If you can’t make it along, please simply look out for Scottish labels when you do your Christmas food shopping and help to support locals farmers.”

What’s on Your Plate? campaign details can be found on

link Farmers to Share Good Will and Good Food for Christmas
link NFU Calls for Brazil Beef Ban
link St George Branded Lamb Storms Back into France

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