Scottish beef is rightly famous throughout the world for it's quality and taste. Meat produced by crofters are usually from small, well cared for herds of animals which produce exceptional quality of meat. By purchasing beef from these producers you are helping maintain a traditional way of life and a unique Scottish landscape.
Invercaimbe Highland Beef
Highland and Luing cattle are kept on the Moinach Mhor, Arisaig where they graze on their native grasses and drink clean unpolluted water from the Caimbe burn. A small abattoir on the island of Mull is used where stress is kept to a minimum, the journey by ferry from Lochaline makes this the closest abattoir to Arisaig Carcasses are dry hung for 21 to 28 days, regular cuts are fillet, sirloin and rib roast [ on or off bone], cubed shoulder,braising steak ,topside, silverside, and 100% beef mince, burgers and lorne or link sausage. The well-marbled meat has a beautiful flavour and tenderness and as it is a 'wild meat' i.e a red meat that has lived as naturally as possible in its native environment on the hill, you can enjoy the health benefits of lower cholesterol, lower saturated fat and higher protein and treat yourself to a locally grown, free range and tasty piece of the Arisaig landscape.
Hebridean Highland Beef
Sandy & Ali Granville
10 Tolsta chaolais
Isle of Lewis
Tolsta Chaolais Beef is produced from Highland Cattle living on the hills and moors around the Hebridean Village of Tolsta Chaolais, on the Isle of Lewis. Highland Cattle mature slowly. Fortunately nobody here is in a rush, so they are allowed to grow, content to wander and enjoy life as nature intended.
Unlike other breeds of cattle 'Highlands' don't have a fat layer; instead they rely on their thick double coat for warmth. The long fringe covering their eyes (Dossan) is protection against flies and the distinctive long horns are used in defence.
Highland Cattle are the oldest registered cattle breed in the world; they are prized for their beef which has the same cholesterol as chicken! Once you have tasted heather fed Highland Beef there is definitely no going back - are you ready?
Cattle at Tolsta owned by Sandy Granville
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