Thomas Johnston, Quality Butchers, established in 1861 by the Great-Grandfather of the present day business partnership - Richard and Graeme Johnston. The original Thomas Johnston was succeeded by his sons Thomas and Alex, and Alex`s sons Thomas and Richard, and now Richard`s sons, Richard and Graeme. For the past 145 years the business prospered in Falkirk, Brightons, Dunfermline, Abbeyview and Oakley.
The hallmark of each and every business is quality. This was borne out when in 1999 at the Dorchester Hotel in London, sponsored by the Meat Trade Journal, Thomas Johnston won the Top Shop Award for Scotland`s Best Butchers shop and the same year won the Top Shop Award for Britain`s Best Small Butchers Shop.
What does it take to win?
1. Quality Products
2. Excellent Product Range
3. Display and Presentation of Products
4. Knowledge of meat trade
6. Excellent working practices
7. Retailing excellence
8. Buying and selling the very best Scotch Beef, Lamb and Pork from Stirling Market and local suppliers.
9. Buying the best Free Range Chickens from Mitchells of Letham
10. Buying the best Free Range Kelly Bronze turkeys from Kelly farms and also superior Free Range Turkeys from Gartmorn in Alloa.
At the recent World Scotch Pie competition held in Dunfermline, Thomas Johnston won the Best Sausage Roll in competition and received the Diamond award. In 2006 Thomas Johnston won Best Beef Sausage in Scotland at the national championship held in Perth, which was organised by Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Associations.
2010 Diamond Award Sausage Roll.
2006 Scottish Champion Beef Sausage
2006 East of Scotland Speciality Sausage Champion - Beef & Caramelised Onion
Gold Award - Steak Pie
Gold Award - Scotch Pie
Gold Award - Haggis
Gold Award 2004 - Bridie
Gold Award - Beef Burger
Gold Award - Beef Sausage
Gold Award - Pork Sausage
Central Scotland Best Lorne Sausage
Central Scotland Best Pork Sausage 2002
Central Scotland Best Beef Sausage 2004