A Forfar Bridie is a horseshoe shaped meat product. It has a shortcrust cover and the filling consists of beef, onions and seasoning. They originated in Forfar in the early part if the 19th Century. One story of their origin is that they were made for wedding meals (the Bride's meal) hence the horseshoe shape (for luck). Another story is that they were made by Margaret Bridie of Glamis, who sold them at the Buttermarket in Forfar. James McLaren & Son have been making Forfar Bridies since 1893 and the present owner, William McLaren, is the great grandson of the firm's founder James McLaren. Bridies are a traditional Saturday lunch in Forfar.
JAS. McLAREN & SON, Forfar, Scotland. - Bakers & Confectioners