Scotch Whisky

Purpose of the group

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. 

Forthcoming meetings

Wednesday 29 May 2019 at 6pm in the Adam Smith Room (CR5)  

Next meeting: 31 January 2019

This meeting will be held at 1pm in the James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4).



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

James Johnston, Chair of The Malt Whisky Trail

Orchid Lui, UK Chinese Times


Scotch Whisky Association - secretary

Chivas Brothers



Gordon MacPhail

Perspectiva Consultants

Caledonia Public Affairs


Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Craft Distillers Association

Forth Ports

Stolt Tank Containers

Whisky Invest Direct

Get involved

Next meeting:
31 January 2019




Richard  Lochhead MSP

0131 348 5712

Scottish Parliament
Holyrood Road


Cross Party Groups and GDPR

Please note that some Cross-Party Groups have external organisations that provide secretariat support to the Group. These organisations manage your information in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements. The links to the privacy policies, of the organisations that have proved them to the Scottish Parliament are available on our website.

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