Scotland's Food and Drink industry exports are worth more than £5 billion annually - that includes the 40 bottles of Scotch Whisky which leave our shores every second! But this remarkable success story doesn't happen by chance. It is the hard work of farmers, producers, processors, distillers, fishermen and many others that ensure Scotland is known the world over for the quality of our produce.

The European Union has the ability to help grow our exports, and ensure our top quality produce reaches as wide a market as possible. My role as an MEP is to ensure there is a strong voice for Scotland's food and drink industry in the European Parliament.


More than 40,000 jobs across the United Kingdom are supported by Scotch Whisky, and the industry accounts for more than a quarter of all UK food and drink exports. So it is important that the EU works to help one of our flagship industries to continue to flourish. 

On this page you will find more information about the work I am doing to support the industry in the European Parliament.

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