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27/01/2021

New grants vital to saving Scotland’s beers, brands and breweries: CAMRA

Commenting on the opening of the Scottish Government’s Brewers Support Fund today, Director of CAMRA Scotland Joe Crawford said:

Throughout the past year our local brewers have often missed out on support, despite being hard hit by the closures and severe restrictions on our nation’s pubs, so this dedicated support fund is very welcome.

It is important that we protect jobs and livelihoods in the brewing industry, as well as protecting well-loved local beers, brands and breweries so pub-goers can still have a great choice of quality Scottish brews once our pubs are allowed to re-open again.

After months of restrictions and closures, and despite these grants, pubs and the local breweries that serve them aren’t out of the woods yet. That’s why CAMRA is continuing to call on the Scottish Government to commit to a long-term financial support package to help pubs and breweries through lockdown and – crucially – once they can start to re-open again.

Ministers should recognise that local pubs and breweries are a force for good and play an important role in bringing people together, tackling loneliness and social isolation, and supporting their local communities.

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