Moore toasts whisky industry success

The whisky industry supports jobs in the Borders.
The whisky industry supports jobs in the Borders.

Borders MP Michael Moore has welcomed a report showing that the whisky industry contributes almost £5 billion to the UK economy and helps to support jobs in the Borders.

Commenting Mr Moore said: “Here in the Borders we grow the high-quality barley used to make Scotch whisky so it’s great to hear that the industry is booming and making a significant contribution to the UK economy.

“I want to congratulate the Scotch Whisky industry on its success particularly on the 40,300 jobs it supports, 37,000 of which are based in Scotland, with a fifth based in a rural areas like the Borders.”