The Scotch Difference

Scotland is one of the most sustainable and reputable places in the world to produce beef, lamb and pork. From animal welfare and sustainability, Scotch is red meat produced to an uncompromisingly high standard.

Quality assurance scotch brands

Only meat ‘Born & Reared in Scotland’ can carry the world-famous Scotch brand mark – a symbol of whole-life reassurance for you and your family. Follow the links below to get more of an insight into Scotch and to develop your Field Cred.

  • Discover
    Beef Cred

    Scotch Beef is always fully traceable, locally sourced and quality assured. You can be sure when you buy Scotch Beef UK GI that it is the genuine article. Scotch from farm to processor to fork.

    Scotch Beef UKGI
    Scotch Beef
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    Lamb Cred

    Scotch Lamb takes its quality and characteristics from a stress-free life grazing on the Scottish hills on quality assured farms.

    Scotch Lamb UKGI Logo
    Scotch Lamb
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    Pork Cred

    Specially Selected Pork is the flagship brand of the pork industry in Scotland. When you see the Specially Selected Pork logo, you can be confident that the pork was born and reared in Scotland.

    Specially Selected Pork Logo
    Specially Selected Pork

The Difference

Scotch by name, Scotch by nature

  • Uk gi logo

    UK GI Certified

    Scotch Beef and Lamb hold the coveted UK GI status legally protecting the brand from imitation.

  • Perfect climate

    Perfect Climate

    An abundant supply of rain in Scotland creates lush grasslands without the need for irrigation.

  • Perfect landscape

    Perfect Landscape

    Over 80% of our land is grass or rough grazing, not suitable for crops but ideal for livestock.

  • Respectfully reared

    Respectfully Reared

    Independent welfare checks are carried out on farms from the Scottish SPCA.

  • Independently audited

    Independently Audited

    To a strict set of standards covering animal welfare, food safety and best practice.

  • Nature cycle

    Part of a Natural Cycle

    Grass grazed by livestock absorbs carbon from the atmosphere and captures it in the soil.

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Animal Welfare

Caring for our animals

The QMS Animal Welfare and Wellbeing Charter recognises the five freedoms of animal welfare and wellbeing. It is the guiding principle for all our assurance schemes which are in turn supported and approved by the Scottish SPCA – Scotland’s independent animal welfare charity.


Perfect Conditions

Red meat produced in Scotland is amongst the most sustainable anywhere in the world. Today, over 80% of Scottish farmland is grassland or rough grazing that is not suitable for growing crops, but which is ideal for beef and lamb production. The quality of the grazing means the land requires very few inputs to produce nutrient dense, high-quality meat.

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Journey into the Scotch Difference

Let us take you on a journey into what makes Scotch Beef, Lamb and Pork so special, and how we produce such high-quality meat that’s renowned and enjoyed worldwide.