Following claims by SNP MSP Alasdair Allan that Britain’s exit from the European Union will put the Protected Geographical Status of certain food and drink products at risk, Scottish Conservative MSP Donald Cameron said:
“This is scaremongering of the highest order from the SNP, and quite frankly Alasdair Allan should know better.
The UK Government has stated very clearly that when we leave the European Union, it will establish specific geographical indication (GI) schemes to protect products such as Stornoway Black Pudding, Scotch Lamb and Scotch Whisky to name but a few.
The fact of the matter is that the biggest threat to local businesses in the Western Isles and beyond, is losing access to the UK single market which the SNP want to put at risk by holding another unwanted second independence referendum.”
Credit to Annie Smith and the Stornoway Gazette who originally reported on the issue.