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Supporting the Scottish potato industry

Potato Council has been working to raise the profile of potatoes amongst Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs), promoting their health and sustainability credentials and creating awareness of the significant contribution they make to the Scottish economy. As a result, a Members’ Debate on potatoes took place in Scottish Parliament recently. Following several meetings with Potato Council, Claire Baker MSP, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment tabled a motion on the success of the Scottish potato industry at home and abroad. It covered the contribution potatoes make to the economy and the importance of British seed potatoes, 80 per cent of which are grown in Scotland.