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Prisoners in Inverness enjoy a festive menu


By Louise Glen

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Inverness Prison.
Inverness Prison.

Inmates in Inverness Prison have been given a special menu for Christmas and New Year.

Along with prison kitchens throughout the country, a small increase in the daily budget for offenders sees a total of £4.93 per day for each inmate spent on food.

The average daily cost for food is £2.68.

Special meals served on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and January 2 includes a menu of a turkey or nut roast dinner, pan au chocolat and 'goody bags' for prisoners to enjoy.

The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) said it had made an extra allowance of £9.03 for each prisoner to cover meals over the four festive days, in addition to the average daily cost per prisoner for food of £2.68.

The menus are as follows:

Christmas Day menu

Breakfast: cereal/milk, pan au chocolat

Brunch: sausage, bacon, egg, beans, hash brown with a vegetarian option of red onion and rosemary sausages

Dinner: turkey, roast potatoes, carrots, Brussels sprouts, stuffing, Yorkshire pudding and gravy with a vegetarian option of nut roast. Followed by Christmas pudding and cream.

Goody bag: caramel log, crisps, Christmas cake, satsuma and orange juice.

Boxing Day Menu

Breakfast: cereal, milk, yoghurt

Brunch: sausage, black pudding, hash brown, beans, egg

Boxing Day dinner: chicken Balmoral, roast potatoes, carrots, peas and sweetcorn, Yorkshire pudding and gravy with a vegetarian choice of vegetable Kiev. Followed by trifle.

New Year’s Day Menu

Breakfast: cereal and milk and a pan au chocolat

Brunch: sausage, bacon, haggis, beans, tattie scone, with a vegetarian choice of red onion and rosemary sausages.

Dinner: roast beef, roast potatoes, carrots, Brussels sprouts, Yorkshire pudding, gravy with a vegetarian choice of nut roast. Followed by trifle.

Goody bag: caramel log, crisps, mince pie, satsuma, and orange juice

January 2nd

Breakfast: cereal and milk

Lunch: sausage, black pudding, egg, beans, hash brown or vegetarian brunch

Dinner: chicken curry or vegetable curry with rice or chips



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