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13 March 2017

SWA response to FM speech on independence referendum

Edinburgh view from Calton Hill

"Following the First Minister's announcement, the SWA will of course work closely with our members over the coming months to understand fully industry views on a future Scottish independence referendum

"Scotch Whisky must be made in Scotland. The industry is rooted in Scotland and will continue to invest in its people, operations and world-famous brands.

Scotch Whisky must be made in Scotland.

However, it's important that the government works hard to ensure that the Scottish business environment is competitive, regardless of the constitutional debate.  We are also focused on making sure the industry's Brexit priorities are understood and delivered."