Although traditionally known for its whisky, Scotland is a rising star on the beer scene and has undergone a beer revolution in the last decade. In 1995 you could count the number of breweries in Scotland on two hands, now there are just over 80 – many of which have produced a multitude of award-winning beers and gained international brewing status.
Scotland is home to 4,900 pubs and over 60,000 people in the region rely on the beer and pub industry for employment. Over 17,000 of these jobs are held by 16-24 year olds.
Beer and pubs in Scotland contribute over £1,500 million in value to the local economy, with investment standing at an impressive £69 million.
More information about the economic contribution of brewing and pubs in Scotland, based on Westminster constituency boundaries, can be found on the BBPA’s beer and pub jobs website.
For Scottish Parliament regional data on beer and pubs, click here.
For Scottish Parliament constituency data on beer and pubs, click here.