Covid-19 Update

During times of such uncertainty, we’re doing what we can to help.

We’ve adapted our shop opening hours, and we’ve extended our range of local fruit, vegetables and milk.

We’re also continuing to deliver throughout Inverness – and throughout the Highlands.

Our team at A&I have been led by Ali Paul, our master butcher, since 1997.  Ali has over 40 years’ experience in the traditional butchering trade and ensures our staff are trained to the highest standard.

The A&I shop in Culloden, Inverness, has been managed by Karen Bissell since she joined us in 2003.  Karen leads the team in providing excellent customer service to our customers in store and over the phone.

A&I have always been an advocate of continuing the traditional butchering craft and are supportive of apprenticeships to enable young people to learn these valuable skills.  One of our original apprenticeships, Mark Sloggie, is now our chief manufacturer and has been with us for over 12 years since he left school. Mark is in charge of making our award-winning hand-linked sausages, burgers and puddings, and is now responsible for training his own apprentices.

We also have a team responsible for creating our prize-winning pies, ready meals and famous coleslaw behind the scenes; as well as our delivery van drivers who are kept busy taking A&I products around the country.

If you are passionate about the craft of butchering and are interested in finding out more about joining our team, please get in touch with us at info@aiqualitybutchers.com.

Trained Butcher Required

We are now looking for an additional butcher to join the A&I team, to be based at our store in Culloden.
A highly competitive above market salary is offered, in a friendly team. Local applicants will already appreciate that Inverness can be a great place to live and work; applicants from further afield would appreciate having an opportunity to live and work in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK, which also happens to be one of the fastest growing cities in Europe.

Person Specification

· Professional approach to health and hygiene.
· Excellent communication skills.
· Numerate and literate.
· Able to work on own initiative.
· Responsible individual with commitment to their work.
· Friendly, reliable, trustworthy and honest.
· Practical and co-operative.

Day to day tasks include:

Boning and processing fresh meat and meat products.
Overseeing the day-to-day needs including timely productions of products and preparation of fresh meats.
Ensure stock is rotated and used in the correct manner.
Serving customers in a polite, friendly helpful and hygienic manner.
Dealing with orders and customers requests.
Being proactive in promoting sales.
You’ll find a hard working team, led by our lead butcher Ali, who has been in the trade for over 40 years. We’re pleased to hold a range of awards for our produce, most recently named as the Best Butcher in the North of Scotland at The Scottish Retail Awards.
We’re looking forward to continuing to serve customers from across the Highlands, while exploring taking our produce online into a growing market.
If you think you’re the right person to come and join us in the adventure, we’d love to hear from you.

Established in 1997, A&I Quality Butchers are proud to serve the Highlands with the best of the Highlands.

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