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Beef, lamb and wool protected

OTHER Scottish produce which has been given protected status by the European Commission includes Arbroath Smokies, Orkney beef and lamb, Scotch beef and lamb, Shetland lamb and Native Shetland Wool.

The Arbroath Smokie, which has its roots in the village of Auchmithie, is a hot smoked haddock which must be processed in Arbroath under the terms of its protected status. They were awarded protection in 2004 and are described by the commission as having a "very pleasant, mild, fishy flavour with a light smoky taste".

Orkney beef and lamb were awarded protected status in 2003. Scotch beef and lamb were awarded the status a year later.

Shetland lamb was given protection in 2003.

Native Shetland Wool was awarded protected status just last year.

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