A new chapter in the history of the Scotch Pie was written today (Wednesday, February 10th) as a healthier version of the famous pie relished by football fans throughout the country, was unveiled at Hampden Park.
Scottish football journalist and food critic, Tam Cowan, launched the pie which retains the flavour and character of the traditional mutton-based Scotch Pie but is 20% lower in saturated fat and salt than industry average.
Quality Meat Scotland is continuing its support of the Champions in Schools programme aimed at inspiring, educating and motivating school-age children.
Healthy eating is a key component of the initiative which involves 24 Scottish role models from the world of sport including Scottish rugby internationalist, Chris Paterson, double Olympic sailing gold medallist, Shirley Robertson, and former Celtic FC and Scotland football star, John Collins.
Tennis fans in Melbourne, Australia will tomorrow (Saturday 30th January) be offered a taste of Scotland when haggis is served to supporters gathered at Melbourne Park.
Quality Meat Scotland has linked up with “Scots of Victoria” to serve the special haggis as a show of support ahead of Andy Murray’s grand slam clash with Roger Federer. If the Scot is successful he will become the first Briton in 74 years to win a grand slam.
Farmers in Moray and Nairn are being given the opportunity to improve their farm’s performance by becoming the latest Monitor Farm.
A new livestock monitor farm in the area is being sought by Quality Meat Scotland, NFU Scotland and the Scottish Government. Interested farmers have an opportunity to hear more about what is involved and the benefits of having a Monitor Farm in the area at an open meeting at the Golf View Hotel in Nairn starting at 7.30pm on Thursday 11th February.
A double first in the history of Scotland’s monitor farm programme takes place this week with the appointment of a monitor farm for the Caithness and Sutherland area.
The Caithness and Sutherland monitor farm is the first for the area and also the first in Scotland to be backed by sponsorship from local businesses, in addition to funding from Quality Meat Scotland and the Scottish Government.
Farmers throughout Scotland are battling the worst weather conditions experience in decades – and still finding time to help their communities.
Frozen water in buildings and outside drinking troughs, frozen diesel, difficulties in delivering food to animals and collecting milk are just some of the problems experienced during the big freeze. Shed roofs have collapsed under the weight of snow and slurry tanks are nearing capacity as farmers are unable to spread their contents.