Cross Party Group

01 Oct 2015

Cross Party Group on Scotch Whisky

The Cross Party Group (CPG) promotes a better understanding of the Scotch Whisky industry to members of the Scottish Parliament. The industry is key to Scotland with regards to the economy, exports, jobs, tourism, the environment and tackling alcohol misuse. This group provides the forum to discuss these important issues with MSPs from all parties alongside key people from within the Scotch Whisky industry.

Co-Conveners: Richard Lochhead MSP & Douglas Ross MSP
Deputy Co-Conveners: Gordon MacDonald MSP, Liam McArthur MSP, David Stewart MSP 

Next meeting of CPG

The next meeting of the CPG on Scotch Whisky will be held on Tuesday 28th February 2017 at 1-2pm in Committee Room 3. Please email bmorrice@swa.org.uk if you would like to attend.

Previous meetings of CPG

  • January 2017 - Brexit and the Scotch Whisky industry
  • September 2016 - election of office bearers, industry round up, future work plan
  • February 2016 - ICBD presentation & current industry overview
  • December 2015 - Scotch Whisky Action Fund & Export Collaboration Charter(with Scotland Food & Drink)
  • September 2015 - 'Scotch Charter' & Islay Ferry
  • May 2015 - Scotch Whisky Tourism & SCDA presentation
  • March 2015 - Internationalisation of Scottish business 
  • October 2014 - Food (Scotland) Bill
  • May 2014 - Scotch Whisky by-products
  • April 2014 - Scotch Whisky tasting
  • January 2014 - Scotch Whisky Action Fund
  • September 2013 - Malt Whisky Trail
  • May 2013 - SGAIP
  • March 2013 - Investment
  • December 2012 - Exports and international trade
  • September 2012 - Scotch Whisky and the environment
  • June 2012 - Tourism
  • April 2012 - The legal protection of Scotch Whisky
  • February 2012 - Alcohol misuse
  • September 2011 - Inaugural meeting

Information on Cross Party Groups:  http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/msps/1696.aspx

Contact information

For information on issues relating to the Scottish or UK Parliaments, please contact:

David Williamson, Public Affairs & Communications Director
dwilliamson@swa.org.uk 

Beatrice Morrice, Head of Public Affairs
(Monday - Thursday)
bmorrice@swa.org.uk  

Lauren McArthur, Communications & Public Affairs Support Manager
lmcarthur@swa.org.uk

Telephone 0131 222 9235