CONSERVATIVE MEP FOR SCOTLAND

FOOD, DRINK & FARMING

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.

WINES AND SPIRITS

I serve as a vice-chairman of the Wines & Spirits intergroup within the European Parliament. The intergroup aims to look at ways of promoting the sector throughout the EU and beyond, and my particular focus is on supporting and promoting the Scotch Whisky industry.

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