An initiative aimed at promoting the excellent products from farmers in the far north of Scotland where animals are mainly grass fed and live in the unspoilt country that makes up the northern counties of the Highlands.
Mey Selections’ beef and lamb is sourced from the Highlands in the most northerly part of Britain’s mainland, north of Inverness and extending all the way to John O’Groats in Caithness. Mey Selections is part of the North Highlands Initiative (NHI), a scheme founded by The Prince. HRH, who has long been a champion of small farmers, founded the NHI to benefit farmers, crofters, tourism and local businesses in the North Highlands. The initiative aims to raise the profile of the area and help improve farmers’ income.
Sainsbury's was selected as the first supplier of Mey Selections by the NHI because of the supermarket’s commitment to supporting small suppliers and paying premium price to farmers.
The product range being promoted is gradually being expanded and includes cheese in addition to a range of meat products. The main theme is to show the high quality of products available from the north of Scotland.
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A brand new children's food festival will take place in the North Highlands in the summer of 2015 it has been announced. Created and organised by the North Highland Initiative (NHI) in partnership with Scotland Food & Drink, the festival will take place from 5 and 6 June 2015 and aims to highlight the importance of local food production, how to make great cuisine and good food choices and the variety of career opportunities in food production and service.
Croft-reared Highland beef and lamb served at the royal wedding reception of Prince William and Kate Middleton is now available nationwide and even across Europe, thanks to a brand new partnership between Mey Selections and Campbells Prime Meat Ltd. Eight Mey Selections cuts of beef are now available for sale direct to the public on Campbells Website and can be delivered fresh across the UK and Europe.
After all the months of planning, wondering if the idea would work, and waiting for stallholders to come forward, it was a great boost yesterday to see so many locals and visitors coming in to see us. We already have a waiting list of potential stallholders but we are fully booked for the whole season at the present time.
David Whiteford has been appointed as the new Chairman of The Prince's North Highland Initiative. Mr Whiteford will take up the position on 1st June 2009.
Organised and hosted by Mey Selections, and with the support of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, a group of ten top London chefs have, over the past few days, experienced for themselves just what it is about the North Highlands that produces award winning food and drink. Philip Corrick, Head Chef of the Royal Automobile Club, commented, "I am certain I speak for the rest of the group when I say that the North Highlands is unique in the UK in being able to deliver time after time, such a variety of quality produce - be it beef, lamb, mutton, seafood, cheese or bakery products, and much more." "The winning combination of the unspoilt environment together with the care and traditional skills employed by the region's fine food producers creates wonderful ingredients and products which consistently deliver on taste and performance.
Mey Selections becomes first Scottish consumer goods company to put carbon labels on products Mey Selections, the Caithness based food brand, is the first consumer goods company in Scotland to be certified with the Carbon Trust's Carbon Reduction Label. Mey Selections Luxury Shortbread and two Honey products will carry the Carbon Reduction Label in stores from 1 May, demonstrating the company's work to measure and, crucially, its commitment to reduce its carbon footprint over the next two years.
The Kandahar Club races each year in Switzerland at the world famous Murren Inferno downhill ski race - the longest downhill race in the world. This year the North Highland's Mey Selections Barrogill has sponsored the Hulse-Palmer Cup which is awarded to the three Kandahar teams with the best improved times in the Inferno race, and to the member of the Club with the best individual performance.
Mey Selections won the Best Retail Initiative award last week at the NEC in Birmingham. The award, given by Radio 4's food and farming programme is seen as the Oscar of the food and farming world and it acknowledges Mey Selections outstanding achievement with customers on a national scale.
The Mey Selections brand has now been enhanced by a special range of tweeds designed and manufactured by world leading textiles and cashmere producers, Johnstons of Elgin, and developed in conjunction with HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay. Mey Selections Castle of Mey Estate Tweed was launched at the new Johnstons £1.5million Heritage Centre yesterday where it was received by TRH The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay during their visit where they viewed the weaving of the tweed in one of the only traditional mills left in the country.
A range of Mey Selections fine food products is now available in Aviemore Highland Shopping, Scotland's latest luxury shopping complex, to be found at the Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort. Tracy Waters, Business Development Manager for Mey Selections commented: "It is really exciting to be involved with such a visionary retail experience, which has succeeded in gathering together the top quality Scottish brands.
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