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Rhoda Grant with Robert Smith, Kenny Macleod and Rhona Macdonald

Black Pudding Barley

Media Links

Plea for Stornoway Black Pudding to be given 'Champagne' protection : Daily Record

Stornoway Black Pudding should be protected : Hebrides News Today

Black Pudding Campaign Grows : Rhoda Grant MSP

Stornoway Black Pudding Campaigner calls for Better Measures to Protect Scottish Food












The Campaign

The application to register the name ‘Stornoway Black Pudding’ as a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) has been submitted to the Scottish Government and you may have seen from the local press that a public consultation has been launched to allow interested parties to comment on the application.

This process has to be conducted before the next stages of the procedure can be considered; i.e. submission to DEFRA, then submission to the European Commission for approval

The consultation document can be accessed here

We intend to respond to the consultation, and in doing so, will enclose the signatures we have received on our i-petition. If you have not already signed the i-petition we would encourage you to do so.

However if you have already signed, we would be grateful if you would encourage friends, family and work colleagues to sign up and support the cause!

Submissions to the consultation have to be lodged by 5pm on Friday 4 March 2011 so please sign up now.

The text of the petition reads :

"We support our local butchers and back calls for Stornoway Black Pudding to be granted Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status by the European Commission."

You can watch a feature on the BBC Scotland programme, Homemade, dealing with the campaign to protect the local identity of the  Stornoway Black Pudding. The feature begins at around 6 minutes 15 seconds on the time slider and includes an interview with Rhoda Grant MSP  >>>

Share your recipes

We thought it would be a great idea to share recipes so please e-mail your suggestion (with photograph) to us at and we will upload them to the website.

Billy France, Butcher, Westview Terrace, Stornoway, with Best End of Loin of Lamb with Stornoway Black Pudding served with Seasonal Vegetables and Red Wine and Port Reduction >>>

Charley Barley's recipes >>>

Peter Peacock's recipe : Stornoway Black Pudding and Spicy Tomato Squid >>>

Rhoda Grant's recipe : Stornoway Black Pudding with Pancakes and Maple Syrup >>>


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Stornoway Black Pudding : Campaign for EU Protection


How we made black pudding

What does Protected Geographical Indication offer the  the Stornoway Black Pudding ?

The Case of the Cornish Pastry

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