The natural larder in Scotland is bounteous with amazing seafood, beef, lamb, game, soft fruit and so much more, as well as the free-range Haggis that run wild, but today it is the turn of the humble sausage to be in the spotlight. Scotland being Scotland has chosen to offer more than a links sausage, but a square sausage as well. The “Lorne Sausage” as the square version is known as, is thought be the brainchild of Tommy Lorne, a Scottish comedian in the early 1900’s. A square sausage invented by a comedian! You couldn’t make it up! One of his catchphrases was “sausages are the boys” and that is still true today!
The difference between a Lorne sausage and a normal links sausage, apart from being square, is that it does not have a skin casing and is cut from a block in slices (or is pre-sliced). It is also known as Slice, Butcher’s Slice, Square Slice and Square Beef Sausage (when beef is used instead of pork). This type of sausage is predominantly produced and served on the western side of Scotland, and the shape certainly lends itself as a filling in a roll, but most tourists will normally find it as part of a “Full Scottish Breakfast”, and one that I can heartily recommend to start you off on your day.
So whilst you came to Scotland to enjoy for your holiday to see the lochs and glens, the castles and the wonderful scenery that is on offer – maybe you were not aware that Scotland is also the “land of the square sausage”! As such, once you have booked the large holiday house in Scotland for your self-catering holiday, you will need to find the correct ingredients for the “Full Scottish Breakfast” for your group. If you are staying at the McIntosh Inspired House near Turnberry, taking in the delights of Culzean Castle and playing a round of golf at Turnberry itself, then you and your guests could visit your local butchers in Ayr, with Tarelgin Butchers or Pollok Williamson, both offering the square slice.
However, with the growth of the web delivery service, butcher’s supplies can be delivered to your holiday home and there are so many Scottish based butchers that offer this service, including the following: Simon Howie, John Lawson, Tulloch Butchers and Murdoch Butchers. Wherever you choose to stay with Scotts Castle Holidays we hope you enjoy a “slice” of the action.