McLeod welcomes boost for local dairy farmers

> SNP MSP for the South of Scotland Aileen McLeod, has welcomed the announcement that a Scottish dairy brand will be launched later this year to promote Scottish produce at home and abroad and provide additional support to Scotland’s dairy farmers.
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> Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs Richard Lochhead has announced that he will publish a detailed diary action plan shortly, which will contain plans for the dairy brand in addition to other measures to promote Scottish products.
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> Aileen said:
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> “I welcome this announcement from the Scottish Government – it will provide real and lasting support for local dairy farmers as well as boosting the Scottish economy. This will make it easier for consumers to choose Scottish products first.
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> “Scotland’s food and drink industry is world-renowned and this new dairy brand will further help showcase Scotland’s exceptional produce and allow farmers to further capitalise on this fantastic reputation through more export opportunities.
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> “Dairy farmers play a vital role in both the local and national economy and I know that this show of support from the Scottish Government will be welcomed by farmers.”
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