first time at Scotland’s home
of football, Hampden Park, fans will be offered lower fat Scotch pies,
through a new initiative from caterer Prestige Scotland.
The new pies contain 40 per cent less fat and 37 per cent less salt
than a traditional Scotch pie and will be sold throughout the stadium for the
first time at the Scottish Cup Final on Saturday 15 May. Dundee United and
County fans will have to
turn to the fried Mars bars elsewhere if they want to boost their saturated fat
intake, it seems.
Prestige Scotland hails its new product as a
major step forward towards healthier eating at major
Catering services director David Trotter, admits the Scotch pie is
here to stay, but says: “We have been looking for a product that has less fat
and salt. This is a big step forward for stadium
The reduced fat snack was developed in partnership between McGhee’s
Bakery and Pars Foods and trialled in other stadiums and schools, but Hampden is
the biggest venue in Scotland where all Scotch pies will
be reduced fat.