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SCHOOL CHARITY BREKKIE BINNED; SAUSAGE-GATE Council baulk at roll and sausage.

Byline: Chris Marzella

A charity breakfast at Fallin Primary was postponed last week because rolls and square sausage which were to be given to pupils were deemed not to be in compliance with Stirling Council's nutritional requirements.

The event had been set to support the STV Children's Appeal but the fundraiser was axed over the tasty snack being served up to kids.

The Big Breakfast event was scheduled to take place on Friday morning before the plug was pulled over the breakfast favourite.

One parent, who did not want to be named, said: "There was supposed to be a Big Breakfast at Fallin Primary for the cause. Stirling Council pulled the plug on it due to a complaint that the kids were going to be eating a roll and square sausage.

"Honest to God, it's not like it's a plate of sugar. I think this is awful. They're trying to help raise money for a worthy cause and they stop that. Stirling Council disgust me."

Stirling Council say that they are "committed to improving the health and well-being" of pupils, TURN TO PAGE 4 FROM PAGE 1 including ensuring that school meals comply with nutritional requirements.

A spokesperson 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."

The Children's Appeal was launched in 2011 in partnership with the Hunter Foundation to help young people living in poverty in Scotland.

STV weatherman Sean Batty attended at the school last year for the same event.

The origins of the square sausage remain unclear - but the iconic breakfast still remains a huge favourite in Scotland and also with Scots living abroad.

Locally, in 2014 Falleninch Farm Butchers in Stirling won a top award for innovation in meat product production.

In the 2014 Scottish Sliced Sausage Plus Evaluation awards, the local butchers took the top prize with diamond for their Jalapeno Slice Sausage.

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