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Scotch Whisky

This Cross-party group's purpose:

The  main  purpose  of  the Cross  Party  Group  on  Scotch Whisky  is to promote  a better understanding of the Scotch Whisky industry to members of the Scottish Parliament. The industry plays a key role in Scotland with regard to the economy, exports, jobs, tourism, the environment and tackling alcohol misuse. This group will provide the forum to discuss these important issues with MSPs from all parties alongside key people from within the Scotch Whisky industry. 

Next meeting

Thursday, September 22, 2022

This meeting will be held hopefully in person from 1pm, anyone wishing to attend must contact Susanne Cameron-Nielsen

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Susanne Cameron-Nielsen


Involved in the group

MSPs, individuals and organisations who participate in and support this group.

Current Members

Fraser, Murdo

Murdo Fraser


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

MacDonald, Gordon

Gordon MacDonald


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Edinburgh Pentlands (Constituency)

Minto, Jenni

Jenni Minto

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Argyll and Bute (Constituency)

Baillie, Jackie

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Dumbarton (Constituency)

Grant, Rhoda

Rhoda Grant


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Highlands and Islands (Region)

Hamilton, Rachael

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire (Constituency)

McArthur, Liam

Liam McArthur


Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for: Orkney Islands (Constituency)

Smyth, Colin

Colin Smyth


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Non MSP Individuals

Blair Bowman, Whisky Consultant and Author


Scotch Whisky Association - secretary

Chivas Brothers

Devin Scobie Consulting


Edinburgh Distillery Company


Gordon MacPhail

Perspectiva Consultants

Glasgow Distillery


Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre

Institute of Brewing and Distilling



Scottish Distillers Association

Forth Ports

Portman Group

Stolt Tank Containers UK

Chinese Times


William Grant