Scottish wild venison

Commenting on the application seeking registration of the name Scottish Wild Venison as a Protected Geographical Indication while attending Scotland’s first venison summit in Battleby, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said:


Tue, 06 Mar 2018


Scottish Government

“I am very aware of the importance that protected geographical indication provides for a range of Scottish products. Indeed some of Scotland’s most iconic food and drink products already enjoy this level of protection, from Scotch Lamb to Stornoway Black Pudding. That is why, I believe it is vital that this protection is maintained post-Brexit, and to that aim, I am working with other administrations to explore the range of options that best ensure procedures are in place to protect our national larder.

“Venison has enjoyed tremendous market growth over the last decade with the potential for much more based on its clear health credentials. I believe today’s summit has the potential to further drive the venison sector forward and I am encouraged to see that some of that work has already started in the form of a PGI application for Scottish wild venison.

“I would encourage anyone with an interest in this area to respond to the PGI consultation, which closes on 16th May 2018 and seeks to protect the geographical indication of the product where the name Scottish Wild Venison can only be associated with meat derived from free-roaming deer species in Scotland, including the Scottish islands.”


The consultation on an application to register the name "Scottish Wild Venison" as a protected geographical indication under the EU quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs closes on 29 May 2018.


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