House of Commons
CAMPBELTOWN AND THE WHISKIEST PLACE IN THE WORLD CAMPAIGN
EDM #2489
Tabled 17 June 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House commends the campaign led by the Glen Scotia Distillery in Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute, to promote their home town as being the whiskiest place in the world; acknowledges that Campbeltown, which once boasted no fewer than 30 legal distilleries in the 1800s and was known in the Victorian era as Capital of Scotch, has played a hugely significant part in the history and development of whisky distilling in Scotland; congratulates Glen Scotia manager Iain McAllister on helping to raise awareness of the importance of Campbeltown to Scotland’s whisky heritage; commends the work being done by Glen Scotia, along with Springbank and the Glengyle/Kilkerran Distilleries, to promote Campbeltown as Scotland’s fifth official malt producing region; recognises that they have raised awareness of the thriving, local whisky industry in the town both at home and internationally; and wishes them all every success in the future as they contribute to one of Scotland’s greatest assets.