If you would like to become a member:

  • Ensure the despatch and transport of carcase to the larder is well handled.
  • Apply Online via the Acoura website or phone Acoura on 0131 335 6603
  • Download all the standards and application form from the scheme downloads section
  • Email the scheme manager at info@acoura.com

Upon contact with SQWV, a membership information pack including scheme standards and application form will be forwarded to you for completion and return, together with your subscription payment.

Producers

Your subscription will be calculated according to the total number of carcasses sold per year, as per the table below:

Number of carcases sold per year:

1 - 25 £54.50 + VAT = £65.40
26 - 50 £81.00 + VAT = £97.20
51 - 100 £108.00 + VAT = £129.60
101 - 200 £262.00 + VAT = £314.40
201 - 500 £312.00 + VAT = £374.40
501 - 1000 £368.00 + VAT = £441.60
1001+ £402.00 + VAT = £482.40

Processor An Annual fee of: £141 + VAT = £169.20 plus up to 2 inspections per year @ £402.00 + VAT = £482.40 per inspection.

The Annual fee + first inspection fee are due on application (£543.00 + VAT = £651.60). A new applicant can have a pre assessment for a fee of £67.00 + VAT = £80.40, which will be deducted from the first years membership fee on joining the scheme.

Membership is renewable on an annual basis. Renewal notices will be issued annually with any new applications received after January not being invoiced again until the following year - e.g. any applications received after January 2016 will pay to join the scheme on application but won't receive another invoice until 2017.