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Message from SQWV

Firstly, we would like to extend our thoughts to everyone affected by the global outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Our team is monitoring the situation closely and understands the particular issues that affect people in rural communities. As an organisation we are taking the precautions the Government has advised and working from home where possible.

We are aware that some members are due a physical inspection from our assessment team. We appreciate that the face to face visitation from our assessment team may not be an appropriate or necessary action to take at this time. We are therefore committed to members in that subject to any previous non conformances having been satisfactorily completed, SQWV approval and status will be extended until such times as we can safely make a physical assessment.

It is important that those producing food at this time maintain the highest of standards.

Please note that the offices will not be manned until we have a clearer picture of the virus outbreak. If you need to contact someone in relation to your SQWV assurance please forward an email to our chairman Jamie Stewart on jameswcws@yahoo.co.uk

Keep safe and well.

Special Free Pre-Assessment Offer

For estates who are uncertain about what membership and assessment involves, the Board of SQWV have agreed to offer a ‘free pre-assessment’ visit to any estates that would like to know more about the scheme.  An SQWV assessor will visit the site to review the larder and deer management processes in relation to the requirements of SQWV standards and advise what, if anything, needs done to become an approved members.

This offer is open until 31st December 2018.  Any interested estates should contact Sean Jackson at Acoura on 0131 335 6621 or email sean.jackson@acoura.com.