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Tribute: Dr Doug Ward CBE

26 January 2023

By Alistair Donaldson Doug arrived in Scotland in the mid ‘90s and very quickly became a stalwart of the Scottish meat industry. Although there was…
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£90m investment in Net Zero commitment

7 December 2022

Dawn Meats, parent owners of SAMW member company Dunbia, has announced a substantial new plan which will see the business target Net Zero operational emissions…
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Not the most peaceful five years in meat trade history

21 November 2022

Celebrating the completion of five years as SAMW’s Executive Manager, Martin Morgan, has been looking back at what has happened since 2017, while also pondering…
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UECBV Conference – reflections by SAMW President, Ian Bentley

14 November 2022

UECBV Conference, Dublin, 20/21 October 2022. This year’s Conference, at the Aviva Rugby Stadium in Dublin, celebrated UECBV’s 70th anniversary. SAMW were represented by Ian Bentley…
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European red meat importers celebrated for their support for Scotch

19 October 2022

Three major European red meat importers have been formally recognised for their loyalty and commitment to the Scottish red meat industry. Scotch Beef PGI importers…
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Centenary celebration for John M. Munro

8 September 2022

Congratulations to Charlie Munro, his family and the team at John M. Munro Ltd. on their centenary as a business and on their vision to…
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Producing what the customer wants

8 September 2022

John Scott Meat, founder members of SAMW, trace their progress from 1968 to the present day From humble beginnings selling eggs and cattle from the…
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Princess Royal opens upgraded Dunbia Highland Meats facility

8 September 2022

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has officially opened Dunbia Highland Meats’ upgraded abattoir and cutting facility in Saltcoats. Alongside the royal entourage, representatives from…
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Post Brexit export problems

8 September 2022

MacDuff 1890, a family business dating back to the 19th century, recounts its trading experiences in the post Brexit era.  Andrew Duff, Director, MacDuff 1890,…
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