Scottish independence ‘bad news for whisky’, claims Lord Robertson
NEWS: Former Nato secretary-general Lord George Robertson is set to claim that Scottish independence would be “very bad news” for the whisky industry.
Lord Robertson, a former Labour defence secretary, will argue that the industry needs the “clout of a big global player”.
He will use a speech in his native island of Islay to speak out about the potential impact of a Yes vote in September’s referendum could have on the sector.
A Scottish Government spokesman argued leaving the UK would boost the whisky industry, as independence would provide an “unprecedented opportunity to showcase the Scottish brand internationally”.