The Scottish Beer & Pub Association is the leading body representing Scotland’s brewers and pub companies. It is part of the British Beer & Pub Association, which is more than a century old and was originally founded as the Brewers’ Society in 1904.
BBPA members account for some 90 per cent of beer brewed in Britain today, and around half of the nation’s pubs. These members are also diverse in their activity – from international brewers, to market-leading managed pub companies, the nation’s largest tenanted pub companies and historic family brewers. This diversity of membership enables us to speak up for the industry, championing its cause, whilst also being able to credibly claim a wide representative base.
The Association exists to promote and protect one of the nation’s most iconic and important industries. Not only is it a significant contributor to the economy, but also a vital cultural icon.
In Scotland, almost 60,000 jobs are reliant on our sector, and the economy is £1,500 million better off.