Quality Assured

The QMS Cattle & Sheep Assurance Scheme and Pigs Assurance Scheme is the foundation of the Scotch Beef UK GI, Scotch Lamb UK GI and Specially Selected Pork brands.

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Whole Life Quality Assurance

Established for over thirty years, our assurance schemes are the longest established schemes of its kind in the world. To carry the Scottish red meat industry’s three premium brands Scotch Beef UK GI, Scotch Lamb UK GI and Specially Selected Pork, livestock must have been born, reared and slaughtered in Scotland and spent their entire life on Quality Meat Scotland Assured holdings. For further information on our standards and assurance schemes, please visit, www.qmscotland.co.uk

  • Whole of
    life care

    This whole of life brand eligibility is delivered by a suite of assurance schemes which cover the full supply chain: Cattle, Sheep and Pig Feeds, Haulage, Auction Market and Processor.

  • Whole chain

    Whole chain assurance underpins the integrity of these premium brands, and provides reassurance to consumers of provenance, highest standards of production, and animal welfare and wellbeing, to deliver a quality eating experience.

  • Full

    Traceability of product is key and checker systems are available to farmers, auction markets and abattoirs for determining the brand eligibility of scotch assured livestock.


Scotland's climate offers one of the most sustainable places in the world to produce consistent quality meat.

Sustainability in Action

Where to Buy

Find out where to source authentic Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork in retail and restaurants.

Where to Buy

What's The Scotch Difference?

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