Our Story

Nov 1989   Aberfoyle Butchers started
July 1993   One of the First butchers to offer real wild boar
"The revival of old wild product"
Article in The Herald by Catherine Brown
1994-1995   Became members of Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Association, now Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)
1995   Opened processing unit at Bannockburn
1995   Strategic Planning Council SFMTA (2Years)
Sept 1996   Trained Scottish Young Butcher of the Year
1997   Articles :
Evening Times
Stirling Observer
The Courier & Advertiser
Strathard News

Jonathan Honeyman Achievements:
Training Convenor SFMTA (5 years)
Executive Committee SFMTA
MTC (5 years)
MTC (5 years)
Underwent training at Supérieure des Métiers College, Arras, Paris, France.
1997   Royal Highland Show QMS Demo
1997   Who’ll do the Pudding
appearance with Nick Nairn
Nov 1997   Purchased First in Class, Hereford Champion & Best Intermediate Steer at Smithfield London,
Christmas Show
1998   Launch of Blackface lamb: Lady C McDonald
1998   Master Chefs of Great Britain
Trained South of Scotland Livestock Judging
Training team from Supérieure des Métiers College, visited Scotland to take training to next stage.
Mar 1999   White Pudding Testimony
The Courier – by Ron Thompson
Nov 1999   Supplied Canon of Lamb to The Nick Nairn, Chivas Regal Whisky Launch in Lisbon, Portugal.
(Worked hand in hand with the Scottish Office to get clearance and compliance with EU Regulations.
Stirling Observer; by Kaiya Marjori Banks
Dec 1999   Beef article supplement, interview with Sunday Herald
Sunday Herald Food Issue; by Jackie Kemp
April 2000   Quoted in Sunday Herald Magazine with Nick Nairn
2000   Appearance in Nick Nairn “Back to Basics
Aug 2000   Trained winner of the International Skills Festival, Birmingham NEC.
Stirling Observer
Oct 2001   Quoted in Sunday Herald, Holiday at Home
Aug 2001   Quoted in Sunday Herald, Food Supplement
Oct 2001   Listed in local sourcing guide, launched by HRH Prince of Wales
Oct 2001   Supplied Canon of Lamb to Via Mossimann, London, for the Institute Grocery Distribution, local sourcing initiative, Launch by HRH Prince of Wales at St James Palace
Apr 2002   Part of demonstrator team for local tourism food initiative at Nairn’s Cook School.
Stirling Observer
Apr 2002   Guest speaker at Glasgow Restaurants Association Annual Conference
2002   QMS College Tour Scotland
Jan 2003   Quoted in Tesco Recipe Magazine Scottish Feasts, as one of Nick Nairn’s Favourite Food Destinations
Apr 2003   Main food feature for leaders butchers in Scottish Farmer, Helen Burnett
Nov 2003   Quoted in Food and Drink special of the Independent Magazine Nick Nairn
Dec 2004   Quoted in the Fentree Magazine (Scotland)
Sep 2005   Supported and Demonstrated at launch week of the brand launch for Shetland lamb for Shetland Livestock Marketing Group, alongside Marlene Hunter, Primary School Cook of the Year (Scotland), Sue Lawrence – Celebrity Chef, Laurent Vernet - Professional Meat Taster QMS
Quoted in Shetland Times
    Grass Roots: BBC Radio Scotland, Mary Nicolson
2005   Main supplier to winner of BBC Radio 4 “Best Take Away” in Food and Farming Awards
Oct 2005   Quoted in Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Food, our Top Tables, Doggie Bag, Jeremy Lazell
Oct 2005   Featured in article on Aberfoyle Mushroom Festival, Stirling Observer.
Nov 2005   Appeared in Grass Roots, BBC Radio Scotland for lifting of Beef Ban Export to Europe and 30 months ban
2005   Scottish Cookery Quote: Nick Nairn’s New Scottish Cookery Book
Feb 2006   Main demonstrator for QMS Seminar and Presentation to Scottish College Lecturers at Adam Smith Course, Glenrothes for Innovative and new meat produce
Mar 2006   Main supplier to Winner of Glasgow Herald “Going Out” the Best
2006   BBC Landward, Seam cutting and meat quality
2006   Scottish Parliament Demo
2006   Italian Chef QMS Demo
2006   Appeared on Great British Menu as supplier of Nick Nairn’s Winning main course dish.
Supplier of Roe Deer GBM lunch to celebrate Queens 80th Birthday Honours at Mansion House London. Supplier of same menu to follow up dinner at Mansion House London.
2006   Appeared on BBC Radio Scotland as commentator for food trail on Central Scotland
Sep 2006   Scottish food fortnight. Guest speaker at game dinner at Wild Bergamot, Milngavie, Glasgow
Oct 2006   Sunday Herald Lamb Supplement
Scottish Farmer Lamb Supplement
Guardian Good Food Guide
    Mushroom Festivals, Aberfoyle (most years)
Demonstrations at Local Agricultural Shows and local groups and institutions
Dec 2006   Featured in the Scottish Farmer review article of “That was the Year That Was”
Supplier to Nick Nairn’s Great British Menu
Beef Cutlet main course for Children in Need edition.


Mayfield, 206 Main Street, Aberfoyle, Stirling FK8 3UQ
Tel/Fax: 01877 382473
Email: contact@aberfoylebutcher.co.uk