Direct retail workshop

22 January 2013 09:00 - 22 January 2013 17:00

St Johnstone Football Ground, Perth

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is running a series of free workshops in the coming months for levy payers throughout Scotland, who would like to learn more about what the supply chain is looking for.

The three workshops - butchery, direct retail, and adding value through charcuterie - offer an opportunity for producers to develop a set of skills, enabling them to diversify into the direct selling of red meat.

The direct retail workshops will also be led by Gordon and will focus on how to set up a red meat direct sales business. The workshop will cover: legislative requirements; the equipment required; profit margins; and re-investment. This particular workshop is suitable for both new entrants and established businesses which may need to re-evaluate their operation.

Course manuals are available for all three sessions. Participants will receive these free of charge, on the day.

“These workshops use local produce and provide producers with the skills and confidence to diversify into new areas,” said Kathy Peebles, QMS Livestock Development Manager.

“Over the past two years a number of workshop participants have gone on to start successful businesses selling home produced red meat directly to consumers through farmers markets, farm shops or the internet.”


Booking is essential for these free, popular courses as places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To book your place contact Kirsty at QMS on 0131 472 4040 or email info@qmscotland.co.uk with your name, address and telephone number, stating which of the courses you would like to attend.



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