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Could Johne’s disease be lurking in your flock?

By Eilidh Corr, Animal Health and Welfare Specialist at Quality Meat Scotland

The awards which are in their fifth year are sponsored by Quality Meat Scotland's Scotch Butchers Club and the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). The presentation of the awards took place at the AGM of the Scottish Craft Butchers on Wednesday 24th November 2021 in Dundee. Chief Executive of QMS, Alan Clarke was one of the key speakers at the event alongside Scotland’s National Chef, Gary McLean and Regional Coordinator of the National Sheep Association, Grace Reid.


In support of the industry-wide bid to make Scotch Lamb the dish for Scotland’s national day, Members of the Scottish Parliament today enjoyed a Scotch Lamb Stew as part of Quality Meat Scotland’s (QMS) activity for the Make It Scotch Lamb for St Andrew’s Day campaign.

An East Lothian butcher has picked up two Gold medals at a major competition to put the planet’s finest cuts of meat to the test and showcase their quality on a global stage.

Scotland’s very own action man usually found deep underwater or high above the clouds had his feet firmly planted on the ground as he visited one of Scotland’s most exciting rural experiences ahead of St Andrew’s Day.

Following COP26, the Scottish Red Meat Resilience Group (SRMRG) has published the sector’s position paper on mitigating climate change with a bold ambition to establish Scotland as one of the greenest red meat producers in the world. Our Steak in the Ground sets the foundations for the transformation of the industry, from producer to auctioneer, processor and transporter, to reach net zero by 2045.

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has revised its Processor Assurance Scheme Standards with changes, including new requirements on CCTV installation, updates on the traceability section and staff hygiene, clothing and PPE coming into effect from 1 January 2022.

After nearly 40 years of trading in a small corner shop in Fraserburgh, I.J McIntosh Butcher has made the move to a new custom-built eco-friendly premises in a bid to expand and future proof the business.