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Celebrating venison in the Cairngorms National Park

24th August 2010

Catering industry professionals are being urged to sign up for a venison extravaganza at Glen Tanar Estate in the Cairngorms National Park on Wednesday 1 September.

The event, which will take place just ahead of Scottish Venison Day (4 September), has been organised by the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) in partnership with Glen Tanar Estate and will involve interactive butchery and food demonstrations.

Three expert venison chefs Nichola Fletcher, George McIvor and Serena Humphrey will be sharing their favourite venison recipes and giving participants ideas on how to make the most of their menus.

Will Boyd-Wallis is a Senior Land Management Officer at the CNPA and sits on the Scottish Venison Working Group and the Cairngorms Deer Advisory Group. He said: “Working with my colleagues in the food and drink sector and in partnership with Glen Tanar Estate, we hope this special celebration of venison will inspire cooks and chefs working in and around the National Park to make the most of Cairngorms venison. More and more people want to eat local, healthy food and it doesn’t come much more local than venison.

“Deer are extremely important to the National Park from a natural and cultural heritage point of view and for the economy of the Park in terms of people coming to the area for stalking, wildlife holidays and of course, the production and promotion of venison. This will be a really good opportunity for catering industry professionals to share recipes and get the most out of venison.”

Celebrating Cairngorms Venison is a free event but booking is essential. To book a place please contact Laura Grant at the CNPA by telephone: 01479 870500 or email