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Get double points this weekend with your next order

Get double points this weekend with your next order

The clocks are going back this weekend: Sunday October 28th at 2:00am

Place your order between 5pm Friday 26th and 8am Monday 29th October 2018 in order to earn double ScobiesDirect loyalty points.

* Remember normally you gain 1 point for every £10 / €10 spent, but you must remember to login to your account before placing your order, to enjoy this benefit.

During this weekend offer period you will earn 2 points for every £10 / €10 you spend, which means you will be closer to claiming one of the fantastic prizes we have available, such as an iPad, Amazon Echo, HD TV, etc....

Posted 22 days agomore...



ScobiesDirect Christmas Shop


UK customers (excluding Northern Ireland) now have the option to order now and pay in January 2019 - giving you a boost to your cashflow.

In order to choose this payment option you must order at least one product from the ScobiesDirect Christmas Shop and your entire order will be eligible for our Buy Now Pay January 2019 offer & payment terms. (See our Terms & Conditions for more info)

Buy Now Pay in January 2019

Qualifying orders must be placed by 31st October, and you will be given the option on the checkout page to BUY NOW PAY JANUARY 2019. ScobiesDirect may extend for another 2 weeks after this date.

Choose what suits you best: pay now or in January 2019.

All qualifying orders will be invoiced and require to be paid by 18th January 2019. If you don't already have a ScobiesDirect account, we will set one up for you subject to our standard account approval process and will advise you within 1 working day if you have qualified for our extended payment terms for your Christmas order.

Your order will then be released for picking and packing. Your new account will remain open for you to use after Christmas on our normal 30 day payment terms.

BUY NOW PAY JANUARY 2019 offer is only available to Food Sector Businesses based in the United Kingdom, excluding Northern Ireland. Our standard returns policy applies.

Visit the ScobiesDirect Christmas Shop to view our Xmas special offers!

Posted 30 days agomore...


A Fond Farewell to Graeme MacIntyre

Today marks the end of an era at Scobie & Junor. Our long standing Sales Manager Graeme MacIntyre is retiring after 38 years service.

In 1980 when Graeme came for his interview, he was just back from a Euro-railing trip and was skint, in need of a quick short term job. He is now the longest serving employee on the payroll! Not only was he offered the job with Scobies, but on the same day a local driving school were keen to hire him as an instructor. Anyone that has been in a car with Graeme knows that this was a lucky escape for the streets of East Kilbride.

Before he joined the company, Graeme sold welding rods and Kirriemuir gingerbread - he is now affectionately known as the GMac the Gingerbread Man.

Graeme’s Scobie years were spent initially on the butcher vans – still in use by our Mallusk branch, although we have updated the Ford Transits every so often. Trips to Campbelltown, Portpatrick, Solway Firth and the Borders were right up Graeme’s street. As the company moved from selling direct to the butcher, he joined the team of sales managers selling to food processors - adding more strings to his bow as he got to grips with new products and procedures. By the time ScobiesDirect was established, Graeme was a well versed oracle of all things butchery, small to large scale. Our go-to man for everything!

Graeme has been a big contributor to the success of ScobiesDirect. He leaves behind the legacy of a healthy large customer base of regular butcher customers, many of whom he has visited and got to know well.

We have all very much enjoyed working with Graeme, from trips to Meatex in Birmingham to fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants presentations. He has always been willing to share or show off his knowledge, and over the course of the past year we have endeavoured to extract this knowledge and experience, presenting it on the pages of to be able to continue bringing our customers the same level of expertise.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish Graeme all the best of health and a long and happy retirement, spent with family, grandchildren, friends and the fellow residents of his Spanish holiday town.

Adiós and Gracias GMac!

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Butchers BBQ Recipes

Posted 78 days agomore...



Butchers BBQ Recipes

The recent hot weather in the UK has resulted in an increasing number of Brits cooking on their barbeques. However, this boom is just part of an overall trend which has seen a rise in the popularity of BBQ cooking.

BBQ flavours are all the rage, and this was just one reason that ScobiesDirect partnered with Angus & Oink – a specialist supplier of BBQ rubs and sauces.

Angus and Oink represent a passion for BBQ and authenticity, the team focus on delivering a distinct flavour using fiendishly researched ingredients, tasty chillies and delivering on flavour…Kerr….PoW!!! They don’t use thickeners, preservatives, colourings and stuff you really don’t need to eat.

To help butchers understand how to best use their BBQ product, Angus & Oink created 4 fantastic recipes for you to enjoy:

The General BBQ Rub
Product Code: ATGS200
RECIPE PDF: The General - Tex Mex Burgers
Butchers BBQ Recipes
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Char Siu Rub
Product Code: ACSS200
RECIPE PDF: Chinese Char Siu Burgers

Butchers BBQ Recipes
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Harissa Rub
Product Code: AHRS200
RECIPE PDF: Harissa - Moroccan Kofta Kebabs
Butchers BBQ Recipes
Click HERE to view recipe.

Shawarma Rub
Product Code: ASHS200
RECIPE PDF: Shawarma - Lebanese Lamb Mince Kebabs

Butchers BBQ Recipes
Click HERE to view recipe.

Harissa Rub
Product Code: AHRS200
RECIPE PDF: Harissa - Moroccan Kofta Kebabs
Butchers BBQ Recipes
Click HERE to view recipe.

Mexican Rub
Product Code: AMXS200
RECIPE PDF: Mexican - Spicy Meatballs
Butchers BBQ Recipes
Click HERE to view recipe.

Butchers: Suggestion on how to promote the Angus & Oink products to your customers...

Many butchers we know do tasters - providing samples of say chicken or pork cooked with the Angus & Oink rubs on them. For example, one butcher puts out Char Siu chicken last week and sold 10 rubs in minutes. Other butchers sell the meat in the counter covered in Angus & Oink rubs raw…or sell raw meat and a tub of rub for customer to take home and cook.

Posted 120 days agomore...


The Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards is back for 2018!

Butcher's Shop of the Year Awards 2018
ScobiesDirect is delighted to once again be sponsoring the prestigious Butcher's Shop of the Year Awards.

Taking place on Monday 5th November at the County Hall in Westminster, these awards recognise and reward the UK butchery sector’s commitment to building and maintaining product quality and customer service.

From family run independent shops to large chain stores, both rural and city based, the awards are your opportunity to best showcase your butchery business, great products, craft knowledge, specialists skills and fantastic staff. It's a chance for you to gain the recognition you and your team deserve.

To enter the 24th annual awards, visit
There you will find all of the information you need including a ‘how to enter’ guide.

Closing date for entries: Monday 23rd July.

With 13 bespoke categories to choose from, there's something for everyone including seven regions of geographic excellence. There’s also Farm Shop of the Year, Young Butcher of the Year, New Butcher Business of the Year and many more.

How can ScobiesDirect help you with your entry?

To be in with a chance of winning you need to provide proof as to why your shop should be nominated for an award, such as showing examples of your produce and cabinet displays, shop hygiene, and presentation of staff. ScobiesDirect can help you achieve this success:

Mouthwatering Flavours

You are what you meat! Our phenomenal range of value add ingredients will create a range of flavoursome produce to be proud of.
Have you tried our Free recipe tool? We have hundreds of innovative recipes for creating fantastic dishes with your meat and our ingredients.

Eye-Catching Cabinet Displays

Take a look at our Dalebrook Counter Display Range and upgrade your cabinet presentations with the latest range of trays, bowls, crocks and slabs.

Our new Ticket Printer System will create a professional range of product information and price cards to ensure your produce provides all the correct information including allergen declarations.

Five Star Hygiene

Meet the standards required to ensure the highest level of hygiene with our Cleaning Shop. ScobiesDirect provide a trusted range of hygiene products which you can rely on.

Pristine Uniforms

Create the right impression in the first round with sparkling white coats, smart aprons and hygiene friendly head wear. You'll find everything you need in our Clothing Range for Butchers and if you are looking for something bespoke, just ask - we'll try our best to source this for you.

It’s more than a cut of meat, It’s a craft!

Posted 159 days agomore...