Council bans charity fundraiser over square sausage

Square sausage

The revered square sausage does not meet nutritional standards according to council officials  

10th October 2018 by Robert Armour 0 Comments

Stirling Council has been criticised for banning a primary school’s charity breakfast because the Lorne sausages did not comply with nutritional standards.

Pupils at Fallin Primary School, near Stirling came up with the fundraising idea to raise cash for STV’s Children’s Appeal. 

Over £2.5m has so far beeen raised by the STV appeal this year.  

The fundraiser planned to charge pupils for a cooked breakfast, in which rolls on lorne were offered.

Stirling Council was one of the first local authorities in the country to set nutritional standards for school with an emphasis on locally sourced and grown produce.  

It said it was “committed to improving the health and well-being of pupils” including ensuring that school meals comply with nutritional requirements.

A council spokesman added: “To ensure these guidelines were followed, the school postponed the breakfast event, and the children are looking forward to fundraising for a good cause at a future date, which will be communicated to parents.”

One parent said: “Honest to God, it’s not like it’s a plate of sugar. I think it’s awful. They were trying to help raise money for a worthy cause and they stop that."

Lorne sausage, also known as square sausage, is usually made from steak and rusk and is a popular staple of the full Scottish breakfast.

On hearing of the pupils disappointment, STV Weatherman Sean Batty has offered to join a rescheduled Big Scottish Breakfast event at the school with all funds raised helping to support children and young people affected by poverty in Scotland.