UK ministers are dragging their heels over maintaining EU protections for the Arbroath smokie because of their desire for an American trade deal, independent Holyrood researchers have suggested.
Sir, – The Courier has done good work recently, highlighting the Scottish food industry, and the high quality of Scottish food and produce.
The importance of the Arbroath Smokie and other EU-protected foods was debated in Westminster during the last Prime Minister’s Questions of the year.
The UK Government has been urged to offer Courier Country foods the same gold-standard protection they expect from the EU.
Scotland’s culinary custodians are being grilled over the entry of an Angus staple into the same league as Scotch whisky and Arbroath Smokies.