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WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS
A list of all the current Scottish Champions from meat product competitions.....more

2015 SCOTCH PIE AWARDS
The 2015 World Scotch Pie Champion is Murrays Bakers in Perth. SFMTA members results are listed here.....more

SURPRISE SMILLIE FOR GLASGOW POSTIE
A long-serving Glasgow postman had his morning brightened up with a surprise delivery from TV presenter Carol Smillie on Blue Monday, 19th January as part of a “Warm and Tasty” campaign to celebrate the humble pie.....more

FEDERATION HAS A NEW PRESIDENT
The installation of Perth butcher Beaton Lindsay as President of the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders is the third generation of his family to have worn the chain. ....more

2014 SCOTTISH BUTCHERS SHOP OF THE YEAR
Winner of the Meat Trades Journal 2014 Butchers Shop of the Year was John Lawson Butchers, East Main Street, Uphall....more

Diary Dates
SCOTTISH MEAT TRADE FAIR
The 2015 Scottish Meat Trade Fair will be held at the Dewars Centre, Perth on Sunday 10th May 2015. The next Scottish Haggis Championship and Scottish Pork Sausage Competition will be held on the same day.....more

CLASS OF 2015
The next Regional meetings in February will be a demonstration in how to get more value out of your sausages. Danny Upson from Dalziel and Judith Johnston of Lucas.....more

SFMTA EXECUTIVE MEETING
Next Executive Meeting will be held in the Federation Offices, Perth on Wednesday 11th March 2015 at 2.30pm. Members are invited to come along and see the Federation at work.....more

REGIONAL MEETING - OBAN
The Federation will hold a Regional Meeting at the Caledonian Hotel, Oban on Monday 19th January 2015 at 6.30pm for 7.00pm. The evening will take the form of a round the table discussion and will include a two course dinner. Places MUST be booked through Bruce, tel: 01738 637472.
All Federation members are welcome.
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Benefits
WELCOME
The organisation that is on the butchers side. It could be easy to imagine that everything is stacked against the trade: Supermarkets, Town Planners, HACCP requirements, Beef Labelling, Employment Law, Health and Safety, Farmers Markets, Meat Product Regulations and more don't you know?

Well help is on hand at the click of your mouse click here!. Or maybe you'd rather talk to us on 01738 637472.

Select pdf file for Application Form to join the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Associations. ....more

LEGISLATION
We can offer assistance on all matters to do with Food Safety Act and Butchers Licencing. ....more

EMPLOYMENT LAW
The Federation retains Employment Law experts, Davidson Chalmers in Edinburgh to give members professional advice on all Employment Matters including misconduct, holiday entitlement, redundancy, maternity / paternity leave, holiday entitlement etc. Contact details were issued to members in September 2013 Newsletter.....more

INSURANCE
Special quotes for butchers from commercial insurance brokers - Jardine Lloyd Thompson.....more

FEDERATION UNCOVERED
What the Federation does for its members.....more

Training
SCOTTISH MEAT TRAINING

Scottish Meat Training (formerly Food Training Services) is a wholly owned subsidiary of SFMTA. A training company built on the experience of delivering SVQs and Hygiene Courses to the Meat Trade.

For the full range of Scottish Meat Training please click here.

Meat Industry training delivered by the industry to the industry.

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