Three appointments to Quality Meat Scotland board

The Scottish government has announced three new board members for red meat promotion body, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

The new appointees are Jock Gibson, who runs Macbeths butchers in Forres, Scott Henderson, a farmer from Dumfries, and Kate Rowell, a qualified vet and farmer from Peeblesshire.

The appointments will be for four years and will run from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2019.

Jim McLaren, chairman of QMS, said: It is extremely encouraging that so many skilled and knowledgeable people applied for the positions and I welcome the selection of three individuals who are well-respected in the industry.

We look forward to welcoming Jock, Scott and Kate on board and I am confident they will bring a valuable combination of skills, fresh ideas and experience to the board.

Our thanks go to John Craig, who is standing down this month, for his commitment and enthusiasm during his term on the board.

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