Farmers, auctioneers, hauliers, processors and butchers have been thanked for working to maintain supplies of Scottish red meat during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The thanks were made in an open letter signed by industry leaders.
“Like our retail partners, we want to take this opportunity to assure you that Scottish farmers, auctioneers, hauliers, processors and butchers are doing everything they can to maintain the ongoing availability of fresh, locally sourced Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork,” said the letter.
“We would like to thank all those who work in the Scottish red meat industry and their families for their ongoing and unwavering efforts to keep our supermarket shelves and butcher shops stocked, fuelling Scotland with top-quality red meat during this challenging time.”
The letter was signed by Quality Meat Scotland, Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers, Scottish Beef Association, National Sheep Association Scotland, Scottish Association of Young Farmers’ Clubs, and Scottish Craft Butchers.