Scotpigs

"We have thrown Scotpigs out of the scheme because for some time we have been investigating problems at some of the units under the control of Scotpigs."
Jim Walker, Chairman, Quality Meat Scotland
(Last updated 13 July 2008)

News

17 March 2004 - Debt and feud spell the end for pork producer (Scotsman, UK)
16 March 2004 - Troubled pig farm is wound up (BBC News)
16 March 2004 - An end to pig misery as Scotpigs goes into liquidation (Advocates for Animals)
16 March 2004 - Slurry from farm polluted burn, court told (Press & Journal)
16 March 2004 - Fish killed by slurry tank leak (Daily Record)
15-16 March 2004 - Arthur Simmers stands trial for allegedly allowing several million litres of pig slurry to enter the Tarty Burn on 23 April 2002
21 January 2004 - Question in the Scottish Parliament
22 December 2003 - Charlie Allan's Farmer's Diary (The Herald)
17 December 2003 - Court of Session report (Scottish Courts)
6 December 2003 - Ban on pig farmer as activists expose cruelty (Guardian, UK)
6 December 2003 - Standards watchdog bars pig breeder (Daily Telegraph, UK)
6 December 2003 - Pig farmer thrown out of quality scheme (Times, UK)
5 December 2003 - Pig farmer cut from quality scheme (BBC News)
6 December 2003 - Pig farmer shuns questions (The Scotsman)
6 December 2003 - Pig king is banned over cruelty claims (Daily Record)
5 December 2003 - Exposed again - Scotland's squalid pig farms (Advocates for Animals)
5 December 2003 - Farmer cut from quality scheme (Farmers Weekly)
5 December 2003 - Pig farming giant unfit to sell pork (The Scotsman)
5 December 2003 - Pig farmer unfit to sell pork (Evening Express)
25 April 2002 - Slurry reminder for farmers (SEPA)
24 April 2002 - Slurry spill in Aberdeenshire (SEPA)
24 April 2002 - Pig king's new farm dirt probe (Daily Record, Scotland)
10 April 2002 - Classic nightmare at Scottish pig farm (Farmed Animal Watch)
9 April 2002 - Farm loses meat industry backing (BBC News)
9 April 2002 - Rat-infested pig farm sparks health-risk fears (The Scotsman)
8 April 2002 - Horror at the pig farm (Daily Record, Scotland)
28 January 1999 - Arthur Simmers (Hansard-UK Parliamentary Daily)
18 November 1998 - Arthur Simmers (Hansard-UK Parliamentary Daily)


Contacts - Scotpigs and KPMG

Arthur Simmers - Director
Mains Of Bogfechel
Whiterashes
Aberdeen
AB21 0QU

Tel: 01651 882303
Fax: 01651 882322

James Innes - Director
Dunscroft
Huntly
Aberdeenshire
AB54 4SA

Tel: 01466 720221

Iain McLaren - Regional Chairman, Scotland
KPMG (administrators for Scotpigs)
iain.mclaren@kpmg.co.uk


Contacts - Government

David Middleton
Head of Food and Agriculture Group, Scottish Executive
david.middleton@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Charles Milne
Chief Veterinary Officer, Scotland
charles.milne@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Debby Reynolds
Veterinary Director, Food Standards Agency
debby.reynolds@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk


Contacts - "Quality Assurance" Agencies

Jan Polley
Chief Executive, Quality Meat Scotland
jpolley@qmscotland.co.uk

Peter Brown
Managing Director, Scottish Food Quality Certification
pbrown@sfqc.co.uk


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