Battle of the bangers at Mart

Colin Slessor, star of The Mart, is ready for the sausage world record attempt at Taste of Grampian this weekend
Colin Slessor, star of The Mart, is ready for the sausage world record attempt at Taste of Grampian this weekend

A Guinness World Record attempt for the most sausages produced in one minute will take place at Taste of Grampian.

Steven Cusack from Davidsons Butchers in Inverurie will go against David Patterson from Yorkes of Dundee in an attempt to earn the title.

The two butchers are honing their skills to ensure they are on sizzling sausage-making form this Saturday (June 4) at 1.30pm in Ring 3 when the record attempt will take place, using a Specially Selected Pork recipe mix.

The record attempt, arranged by Quality Meat Scotland, is expected to attract a large crowd of supporters to cheer on the two Scotch Butchers Club members as they expertly prepare the quality assured Specially Selected Pork sausages, casing and linking as many as they can in one minute.

And to add to the fun auctioneer Colin Slessor, one of the stars of the very popular BBC series “The Mart”, is set to join the butchers and try his hand at the art of sausage-making!

Colin will also be interviewed by STV presenter Rachel Stewart and the audience will have the chance to quiz him on his TV stardom experience as well as life as an auctioneer.

The record was originally set in June 2015 by Scotch Butchers Club member Alastair Paul from A & I Quality Butcher but has since been beaten, with the current record standing at 44.

To ensure the same standards are in place and Guinness criteria is met, the record attempt will be witnessed by several officials including time-keepers, a surveyor and a “pillar of the community”.