Date lodged: 21 February 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what action it takes to encourage supermarkets to stock Scotch lamb all year.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 2 March 2017
The Scottish Government and Scotland Food and Drink engages regularly with grocery retailers to encourage increased sourcing of Scottish produce. Recently Marks and Spencer announced a commitment to stock 100% Scottish Lamb all year round. Additionally Quality meat Scotland carry out a lamb marketing campaign each year which includes in store activities.