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Earlier this year, staff from Dundee and Angus College reached out to QMS via the Skills for Farming Group to highlight that the college had made the decision to drop their land-based courses from September 2022, following a £1.5m reduction in funding. Conscious of the negative impact this would have on the industry and to young people in the Tayside and Angus area, the Scottish Red Meat Resilience Group compiled a letter highlighting these concerns to the institution’s management, as well as to the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands and the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills.

After much anticipation, the 200th Royal Highland Show (RHS) has now been and gone, and it is the time to reflect on the fantastic four days at the QMS stand.

The prestigious awards have opened for the 2022 round of applications and organisers at AgriScot are hoping for a bumper year of interest, as enthusiasm for the UK’s leading agribusiness event builds.

Amidst concerns around food security, new analysis of the red meat industry in Scotland highlights the Scottish livestock sector’s important contribution to the UK’s overall levels of self-sufficiency in red meat, and a rebound in the value of export sales in spite of the challenges caused by leaving the European Union’s single market. 

The search for the Scotch Farm Factor is over and the winner of Quality Meat Scotland’s (QMS) national social media competition has been announced.

The Open QA meeting that is planned for Monday (27th) night at Lanark has been postponed

A new strategy has been launched today (24 June) at the Royal Highland Show, setting the direction for the growth of the beef value chain within Scotland.

At an industry breakfast hosted by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) on day two of the Royal Highland Show, the First Minister pledged her commitment to Scottish agriculture with the detailing of a £200m fund focused on boosting food security in Scotland and addressing the biodiversity and climate crises.