A SCOTTISH butcher has declared that the world’s first national square sausage day will take place next month.

We hae meat has said March 25 will be a day dedicated to honouring and enjoying the popular Scottish delicacy.

The business is inviting families across Scotland to join in the inaugural celebration by enjoying a square sausage breakfast, lunch or dinner on the day chosen because 25 is a square number.

Commercial manager of We hae meat Craig Chalmers said: “We have a genuine passion for the square sausage and we’re very excited to declare March 25 the world’s first national square sausage day.

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“What’s not to love about a square sausage? It’s locally produced and the perfect shape for a breakfast roll, with no slicing required and it won’t fall out.

“And because it’s thinner it takes less time to cook than a link sausage, meaning when you switch to square sausage, you’re taking a small step in reducing your energy consumption.”

As part of national square sausage day, the business will be donating meals to the Dailly Community Pantry and Dailly Primary School as well as sharing tips on social media on the best way to cook and serve a slice.