Food and Drink Industry (Brexit)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 11th February 2021.

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Photo of Fergus Ewing Fergus Ewing Scottish National Party

I am familiar with the Glengoyne distillery, which produces marvellous, fine Scotch whisky. The tariffs have been in place for more than a year, and have cost the sector an unbelievable £500 million. My colleagues and I have taken every opportunity—most recently, in a call last week between my colleague Ivan McKee and the UK Minister of State for Trade Policy—to press the UK Government to resolve the situation and bring it to an end.