Lorne sausages head to the capital
Published:  17 November, 2015

MPs in London were treated to a traditional square sausage called a ‘Lorne’, courtesy of Scottish butcher Malcolm Allan.

The beef sausage, popular north of the border, was given its name as they were traditionally produced in a loaf baking tin called a Lorne.

The company offers a range of Lorne sausages including Breakfast, Malcolm Allan Lorne, Steak Lorne, a lower-fat version and a gluten-free variety. The business sells approximately 20m square sausages a year, which is around 20% of its total sausage sales.

The new MP for Falkirk John McNally (SNP) visited the Malcolm Allan production facility on a tour.

Gordon Allan, director at Malcolm Allen, said:  “The MP said he could not get a square sausage for breakfast in the House of Commons so we sent down a few cases.

“Now he is trying to get it on the menu at the House of Commons. We will probably send them down some steak pies to celebrate St Andrew’s Day.”

The company offers a range of meat products, including cuts of beef, steak pies, link sausages, haggis and burgers.  

“We also do a healthier burger and they are selling really well especially in poorer demographic areas.”

He said he believed this was because the burgers were being eaten as a main meal in households and were a healthier, affordable option for people with lower disposable income.