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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.

Results from the Scottish Government’s June Agricultural Census indicate that high producer confidence levels in autumn 2020 helped support an increase in breeding ewes for the current season.

Time to prioritise as COP26 arrives in Scotland

By Kate Rowell, Chair, Quality Meat Scotland

Commenting on her appointment to the UK Government Trade and Agriculture Commission, Quality Meat Scotland Chair Kate Rowell, says:

Commenting on the recent trade deal between the UK and New Zealand, Quality Meat Scotland Chief Executive, Alan Clarke, says: