How to join

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:

Producer/Estate/FarmerNumber of carcases sold per yearPrice
Band 11 - 25£70.00 + VAT = £84.00
Band 226 - 50£103.00 + VAT = £123.60
Band 351 - 100£187.00 + VAT = £224.40
Band 4101 - 200£297.00 + VAT = £356.40
Band 5201 - 500£398.00 + VAT = £477.60
Band 6501 - 1000£470 + VAT = £564.00
Band 71001 +£512 + VAT = £614.40
Processor/Game Dealer
New member application fee £676.00 + VAT = £811.20 (This includes an annual fee of £179.00 + VAT = £214.80 Plus first inspections at £497.00 + VAT = £596.40) *
*Please note a second inspection may be needed if major issues are identified during the initial assessment.
New applicant pre-assessment: £160 .00 + VAT = £192.00

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.