Invitation to Tender



The Skye & Lochalsh area has now been without abattoir facilities for nearly 20 years, apart from a brief experiment with a mobile slaughterhouse. This results in journeys of up to three and a half hours to Dingwall or Grantown abattoir or a ferry crossing to Lochmaddy. This is questionable on grounds of animal welfare, bio-security and food miles. The situation has recently deteriorated further due to the curtailment of the delivery service provided by John M. Munro Ltd.

Local meat supply currently consists of finished lambs supplied to Dingwall abattoir by Skye & Lochalsh Meat Supply Group and retailed by Mr. George MacRae’s butchery business; beef, lamb and pork produced and retailed by Early Bird Enterprises at Orbost; Moyle Meats at Glenelg; Mr. W. Currie’s farm and shop at Ardvasar; and a number of individual crofters supplying meat direct to customers.

Article by SCF

25 August 2011

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