10 March 1998
Big turnout for beef-on-the-bone hotelier
UP to 300 farmers, butchers, publicans and local people are expected to turn up at Selkirk Sheriff Court, in Scotland, in support of the hotelier charged with serving beef on the bone in defiance of the ban.
Todays case against hotelier Jim Sutherland is the first to be brought following the prohibition, introduced as a BSE safety measure.
The prosecution follows a raid by public health inspectors on the Lodge Hotel, at Carfraemill, near Lauder, on 22 December. Sutherland is alleged to have served the meat at a so-called Prohibition Dinner five days after the ban was enforced.
- The Scotsman 10/03/98 page 9