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Since being crowned Scottish Junior Chef of the Year 2021 almost six months ago, Fraser Cameron, of The Globe Inn in Dumfries, has been busy sharpening his skills in the kitchens of some of London’s finest dining establishments. 

Ben Strugnell is a vet based in northeast England, with a background in farm animal disease investigation.  In this column he tells us about a project he is currently involved with which ultimately aims to develop vaccines effective in preventing coccidiosis.


Whether rotationally grazing livestock for the first time or developing their system, farmers are encouraged to familiarise themselves with QMS’ Grazing Calculator.

In line with changing consumer trends and building upon recent and highly successful digital marketing campaigns, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)’s ‘Farm Kid Diaries’ are set to return for a third season after an exciting new makeover.

After slipping back in February at Scottish auctions, finished hogg prices recovered through March and opened April at their highest level since the festive period, according to the latest market commentary from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). In the week to April 6th, the market cleared at 268p/kg. 

An efficient business that creates a monthly beef cheque and is as self-reliant as possible is the name of the game for this year’s Scottish Beef Farm of the Year.

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal yesterday (31 March 2022) officially opened Dunbia Highland Meats’ upgraded abattoir and cutting facility in Saltcoats.

 The Scottish red meat industry will be showcasing Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at one of Europe’s leading fine food fairs, Tavola, next week (20th-22nd March). Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) will also be attending SIAL America 2022 in Las Vegas between 22nd-24th March to identify potential opportunities for Scotch lamb in the U.S. market.