Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)

Quality Meat Scotland's core function is to work with the Scottish red meat industry to improve its efficiency and profitability and to maximise its contribution to Scotland's economy.




The Rural Centre West Mains Ingliston Edinburgh
EH28 8NZ


44 (0)131 472 4040


44 (0)131 472 4038

Web Location:

Quality Meat Scotland website

Scotland's red meat sector businesses forming the production chain from farmgate to the consumer's plate produce over 250,000 tonnes of beef, lamb and pork annually. The market is worth some £1500 million annually to Scotland's GDP and means that the Scotland sector is a major contributor to Scotland's food and drinks industry.

The Scottish red meat industry has one of the highest levels of assurance memberships in Europe. Around 90% of cattle, 90% of sheep and virtually all pigs are currently assured.

The Quality Meat Scotland Assurance Scheme covers the production chain from the farm gate to the plate through a variety of schemes. All members are independently assessed annually by Scottish Food Quality Certification (SFQC) to make sure they are achieving set production standards.

Corporate documents related to the work that we do, such as our Annual Report and Business Plan, can be accessed from our website.

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