A SCOT is the only student finalist in a national chef competition.

Sara-Jayne Strachan – a hospitality student at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) – will join top cooks from all over the UK for the 2019 Game Chef of the Year competition.

On Monday Strachan will prepare her rabbit haggis bon bons at Ayrshire College, a new take on a Burns Night classic, for the Michelin star judging panel of Clare Smyth, Ian McAndrew and Geoffrey Smeddle.

The competition is run by game and fine food wholesaler Braehead Foods with the support of sponsors Highland Game, InStock Group and Continental Chef Suppliers.

The winner will receive a Michelin-starred culinary experience in Stockholm.

The 29-year-old from Fife studies at SRUC’s Elmwood campus in Cupar.

SRUC supports innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and the rural sector in the UK and internationally.