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According to the latest market commentary from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), operational challenges among the abattoir and processing sectors are adding to the seasonal pressure in the pig market, whereas tightly supplied markets have seen farm gate prices remain firm for both prime cattle and sheep despite labour shortages in processing.

A new programme to highlight over 750 potential vacancies in the butchery sector has been launched today by Quality Meat Scotland in partnership with Skills Development Scotland.

Hacks for showstopping cooking with Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork will be at the heart of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)’s 2021 Christmas campaign which is set to reach over 75% of the UK population through TV, digital and billboard advertising.

The Scotland Food & Drink Partnership has today launched the food and drink industry’s Net Zero Commitment to unite industry efforts and steer its journey to a Net Zero future

Capitalising on the messages from COP26, Quality Meat Scotland’s (QMS) Health & Education team has launched Mission Sustain, a game designed to encourage young people to engage in discussion around sustainability in Scottish farming.

Scotch Lamb PGI is set to take centre stage this St Andrew’s Day with the red meat industry coming together to promote the consumption of lamb during the patron saint’s day.

Twenty three butchers attended the inaugural Meat @ The Mart knowledge transfer day which was organized by The Scotch Butchers Club/QMS and supported by partners Hugh Black Butchers, Lawrie and Symington Auctioneers and Scottish Craft Butchers. The event aimed to inspire and educate butchers and apprentices to gain knowledge of how to purchase through the sale ring. A top team of experts talked the butchers through the process, including: Beth Alexander (QMS), Hugh Black, Sandy Moore (Auctioneer), David Dickenson (Farmer) and Pamela Morrison (Wishaw Abattoir).


More than 150 politicians, councillors and stakeholders attend nationwide farm visit programme arranged by NFU Scotland, Quality Meat Scotland and SAC Consulting.