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Lord Duncan visits Fife

Posted on 7 September 2018

On Tuesday 7 August 2018 Lord Duncan visited Fife.

Lord Duncan visited Pittenweem in Fife where he had a tour of the harbour and market facilities. He also met Fishermen’s Mutual Association, Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, Fife Producers Association and Creel Association. They spoke about EU Exit, markets, inshore opportunities and management.

In the afternoon he visited the Scottish Fisheries Museum. He discussed the history of the museum, how it has evolved and the projects they’re currently undertaking. The museum is home to a boat room filled with vessels, from full-sized vessels from 1903 to skiffs and salmon boats.

Lord Duncan also visited Kingsbarns Distillery, where he had the opportunity to see Darnley’s Gin production. He had a tour of the gin and whisky distilleries and had discussions around the drinks industry and the Geographical Indication (GI) for British Gin. According to the Wine and Spirits Trade Association the UK is the world’s largest exporter of spirits accounting for more than twenty five percent of global exports.

The day ended with a visit to the Willowgate Activity Centre where the Tay Cities Deal was discussed.