Larbert-made sausage proving at hit at Westminster

John McNally was happy to share the famous sausages with his fellow SNP MPs in London including Linlithgow and East Falkirk MP Martyn Day
John McNally was happy to share the famous sausages with his fellow SNP MPs in London including Linlithgow and East Falkirk MP Martyn Day

A champion square sausage produced in Larbert has found its way to the House of Commons in London!

During a tour of wholesale butchers Malcolm Allan, Falkirk MP John McNally saw the firm’s famous steak Lorne coming off the production line - and could not resist asking if some could be sent to Westminster for him and his other Scottish SNP MPs to tuck into at breakfast!

Company director Gordon Allan was delighted to arrange for a consignment to be sent south.

He said: “John mentioned our square sausage was something he had missed since being elected and he couldn’t find anything like it in London. We were happy to help him and his colleagues enjoy a key part of the traditional Scottish breakfast with our compliments.

“We make 60 per cent of the Lorne sausage enjoyed by families in Scotland, so introducing them to England was no trouble at all.

“I don’t know if he’s offered any to English MPs yet, but if he would like to give them their first taste of the treat, Malcolm Allan will be pleased to extend the hand of friendship and send a few more boxes down.”

Mr McNally, the former councillor for Denny and Banknock said: “Gordon was very generous, all my colleagues grabbed a packet when they arrived.

“I’m still negotiating with the catering staff in the Commons tea room to put them on the menu so at the moment the sausages are being cooked in our flats down here.

“It’s great to be able to enjoy a good old taste of home. We have the sausage and the HP sauce, now we have to find the right kind of roll!”