Around 40% of Scottish female consumers questioned said they bought meat from a butchers once a week or more, compared to 23% of English women.
Quality Meat Scotland says the statistics were revealed during analysis of a survey by IGD into consumer attitudes to quality assurance in the red meat chain.
June Lomax, butcher development manager with QMS, said: “This is a well deserved endorsement of this important sector of the red meat industry. It’s clear the Scottish butcher shop continues to be a valued place to buy red meat.”
Mark Barnett, president of the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders, added: “We are delighted with the results of the survey. This reveals there are major opportunities for this vital sector of the red meat industry to build on its success.”