Original Fresh Blood Scots Black Pudding
John Lawson Butcher

8 Main Street
EH52
Tel:01506 852 605

Essentially a blood pudding, the ordinary folk of Scotland thrived on this healthy cheap food. Over the years it became industrialised and although still popular it is not what it once was - dried foreign blood imports are now used and few originals remain. 

The traditional method requires fresh blood from the animals at slaughter and this becomes a critical issue if the beasts have to be slaughtered some distance from the butcher/charcuterie/curer. Black pudding has a deep rich flavour with a texture of oatmeal/local grain running through.

There are currently 2 butchers we know of ...

John Lawson Butchers, West Lothian (see contact details & link)

Tullochs of Paisley 0141 884 6321

http://www.fondazioneslowfood.com/en/ark-of-taste-slow-food/original-fresh-blood-black-pudding/

photo: Wendy  Barrie