MSP, North East Scotland
As the three contributors to this debate so far have mentioned, Scotland’s food and drink industry is a real success story. There are so many aspects to our food and drink industry that in the short time that I have available I want to concentrate on one important element of it: the Scotch whisky industry. At the moment, that industry adds some £5 billion to Scotland’s...
Yes, there is a but—and it is a big but. What a missed opportunity. Not only has it taken a year to establish such a group, which has wasted valuable time, but Fergus Ewing chose the group’s members from a very narrow field. Where are the people from our environmental organisations, consumer groups and other non-farming producers, such as those from crofting, which Rhoda Grant...
Thank you very much, Presiding Officer. That was indeed a long intervention from the cabinet secretary, and I am happy that I took it. I have in my hands the curricula vitae of all the members of the council. If anybody cares to read them, they will see that all those people are distinguished. I have already said that I have no criticism of the people who are involved in the council, but if...
Liberal Democrat MSP for North East Scotland
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Also represented West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
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