Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford spoke of the contribution that the whisky industry makes to the Stirling area in a debate in Holyrood last week.


The Members’ Business debate on the topic of the whisky industry’s contribution to tourism and saw contributions from MSPs from across the country.


Mr Crawford highlighted the history and contribution of Deanston and Glengoyne distillery in the Stirling area – focussing on the contribution to the tourism industry and highlighting the success of the Stirling Whisky Festival.


During the debate, Mr Crawford said:


“It is clear that the Stirling area has much to offer in terms of tourism and visitor activities. Showcasing our proud whisky heritage is an excellent opportunity not just to promote our local whisky products, but to support local businesses, such as those in the hospitality industry that rely on the footfall of tourists and visitors alike.”


Commenting, Bruce Crawford said:


“This was a fantastic debate and a great opportunity to promote what the Stirling area has to offer in terms of our whisky heritage and tourism.


“The two operating distilleries in the Stirling area – Deanston and Glengoyne – offer excellent and informative visitor tours as well as producing high quality malt whisky.


“I was delighted to use this debate to highlight the connection between the whisky produced locally here in the Stirling area and our incredibly important tourism industry.”