7 of the best deals on Scottish lamb for Easter - from supermarkets to independents

It's a traditional dish for most meat eaters at Easter time, but where can you get the best deals on Scotch lamb this spring?

Published 30th Mar 2021
Updated 6 th Oct 2023

With most of us cooking at home this Easter weekend, lamb is a seasonal dish that's ideal for a Sunday roast.

Here we take a look at some deals that are currently available on Scotch lamb, from the supermarkets to independent butchers.

Aldi

Aldi's Easter lamb offering is a Scotch whole leg of lamb, which is available in all 96 Scottish stores now.

Priced at £5.49 per kg, Aldi have teamed up with chef and professional MasterChef contestant, David Hetherington, to show customers how to cook it as part of an Easter roast.

Aldi’s whole leg of Scotch Lamb is PGI certified, which means it is guaranteed to come from animals born and reared on assured Scottish farms that meet the most stringent animal welfare and natural production methods, meaning customers can be sure they are buying produce of the highest quality.

Lidl

Lidl is also gearing up for Easter with their Strathvale Scottish lamb leg steak, which is only available in Scottish stores and are priced at £3.49.

They also have Strathvale Scottish lamb chops, which are £4.09 for four.

M&S

Marks and Spencer have a 'family friendly' Easter dine in deal that's running from 31 March until 5 April.

Priced at £20, it feeds four and includes: the Meltingly Tender Lamb Shoulder (or a vegan option of Plant Kitchen Vegan ‘Chickenless’ Roasting Joint), three sides including pigs in blankets and a dessert.

Campbells Meat

This butcher, which is based near Linlithgow, has a website that'll deliver meat nationally.

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For Easter, they have a deal of 20 per cent off all lamb products, which includes the Scotch lamb range.

This range is made up from lamb that have been born, raised, and processed in Scotland while adhering to the highest standards of animal welfare and sustainable farming.

A boneless leg of lamb from Campbells is £23, a leg of lamb on the bone is £29 and lamb chops are £3 (not including the discount).

Keen home cooks can also browse their blog to learn how to make a lamb roast.

Tesco

After a customer survey that revealed that roast lamb was a firm favourite of many, Tesco will be selling a half leg of lamb joint with 50 per cent off.

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Usually priced at £13.50 per kg, shoppers can now pick it up for £6.75 per kg from Tuesday 23 March until Tuesday 6 April.

Donald Russell

This Aberdeenshire butcher, whose website offers nationwide delivery, has an Easter shop that features various cuts of lamb.

There's also an offer on a minted lamb rack, which is now priced at £13 down from £16.99. An easy carve lamb leg with bone in is £47.55, which is £19.81 per kg.

John Gilmour Butchers

An East Lothian institution, John Gilmour Butchers launched an online shop last year in order to offer nationwide delivery.

Their current lamb offering includes a rolled shoulder joint for £14.90 (1kg, four lamb gigot chops for £15.95 and a 227g lamb rump for £6.50.

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Price overview

The team at VoucherCodes have provided these stats to show which supermarket is selling the cheapest lamb.

Anita Naik, lifestyle editor at VoucherCodes  said: “Roast lamb is an Easter weekend tradition and there are lots of deals on offer at various retailers if you’re looking to cook up a storm."

 Tesco (price, weight)Asda (price, weight)Sainsburys (price, weight)Morrisons (price, weight)Lidl (price, weight)Waitrose (price, weight)Average cost
Half leg joint£7.02

 

1.04kg

£9.89

 

1.1kg

£9.50

 

1.0kg

£8.93

 

850g

£7.99

 

825g - 1.250kg

£7.26

 

800g

£8.43
Whole leg joint£13

 

2.0kg

£11.82

 

2.15kg

£16.80

 

1.6kg - 2.1kg

£13.48

 

2.25kg

£7.99

 

1.8–2.6kg

£18.25

 

2.03kg

£13.56
Half shoulder joint£7.23

 

0.85kg

N/A£9.27

 

794g -1.09kg

£8.00

 

850g

N/A£7.01

 

780g

£7.88
Whole shoulder joint£16

 

1.6kg

N/A£15

 

1.2kg -2.0kg

£17.60

 

2.2kg

N/A£13.22

 

1.47kg

£15.46

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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