One of the active field labs currently being delivered through the Rural Innovation Support Service (RISS) is researching the feasibility of creating a mobile abattoir to meet the demand for slaughterhouses houses in Scotland.
The premise of this work, led by SAOS, is based on the fact that many small-scale abattoirs have closed in mainland Scotland and the access into new large facilities is not likely to be available for many small producers. A mobile or other abattoir approach could solve the problem of slaughtering provision. To date the group has had a series of meetings and visits which will all help inform the key project aims namely:
– To learn from best practice from existing and planned facilities around the world.
– To map out the need within Scotland.
– To bring interested parties together to ascertain the operational viability of a facility and assess the best fit facility for Scotland.
– To produce an outline feasibility and action plan to take the project forward.
All information on this particular lab and outputs to date along with other active work can be found here