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Beef exports from the UK to Russia were on the agenda during the Prime Minister's visit to Moscow last week.

Jim McLaren, Chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) commented that as an active participant in the UK Export Certification Partnership (ECP), QMS is fully involved with all efforts being made to lift the remaining export restrictions to Russia.

Beef exports from the UK to Russia were on the agenda during the Prime Minister's visit to Moscow last week.

Jim McLaren, Chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) commented that as an active participant in the UK Export Certification Partnership (ECP), QMS is fully involved with all efforts being made to lift the remaining export restrictions to Russia.

On Wednesday 14 September, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category was presented to J W Galloway Limited by the Lord Lieutenant of Stirling and Falkirk, Mrs Marjorie McLachlan.

QMS Chairman, Jim McLaren said the award was very well deserved and acknowledged the outstanding performance of the company’s Bridge of Allan-based Scotbeef and Dornock-based Vivers Scotlamb and the remarkable 40% increase in export sales of Scotch Beef and Scotch Lamb last year. 

On Wednesday 14 September, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category was presented to J W Galloway Limited by the Lord Lieutenant of Stirling and Falkirk, Mrs Marjorie McLachlan.

QMS Chairman, Jim McLaren said the award was very well deserved and acknowledged the outstanding performance of the company’s Bridge of Allan-based Scotbeef and Dornock-based Vivers Scotlamb and the remarkable 40% increase in export sales of Scotch Beef and Scotch Lamb last year. 

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Three Scottish rugby legends are throwing their weight behind a new campaign to encourage consumers to support the Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork labels.

The trio of inspirational sportsmen set to take part in the campaign - John Jeffrey, David Sole and Rob Wainwright - are all livestock farmers and members of the quality assurance schemes which underpin the three labels.

Sharp eyed shoppers who look for the label this month could get the opportunity for a luxury night away, thanks to Specially Selected Pork.

Specially Selected Pork in collaboration with Tarbert Fine Foods, the Browns Food Group’s Scottish sliced cooked meats line, are running a joint competition which offers the chance to win “A fine night away” at the luxurious Monachyle Mhor Hotel, plus 30 runner up prizes of branded on the go coffee mugs.

Crowds flocking to the Scotch Lamb Cookery Theatre on the final day of Dundee Flower and Food Festival anxious to catch a glimpse of Italian celebrity chef, Gino D’Acampo, were not disappointed.

The chef charmed the crowds with both his cooking skills and his kitchen rapport.

Among those to fall under his culinary spell was Tayside-based former Miss Scotland and Miss UK, Katharine Brown.

Miss Brown, Healthy Eating Ambassador for Food Festival sponsor, Scotch Lamb, joined Gino on stage to sample the results of his hard work.

An East Perthshire butcher stepped into the limelight today (Friday Sept 2) to join celebrity chef Jacqueline O’Donnell on the cookery theatre stage on the opening day of Dundee Flower and Food Festival (2-4 September).

Alan Kennedy of DA Kennedy butchers, which has premises in Blairgowrie and Forfar, joined the vivacious Ms O’Donnell, who runs The Sisters restaurants in Glasgow, to assist with the preparation of a sensational Scotch Lamb dish.

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