Turkey Red Media left to right: Martin Gillon, Craig Jump, Jackie Baillie MSP, John Mason MSP. Martin and Craig are the owners of Turkey Red.
Parliament’s Economy Committee visits West Dunbartonshire
February 3, 2018 – Two local companies in the Vale of Leven had the opportunity to contribute to a key parliamentary inquiry on Scotland’s economic performance.
Local MSP Jackie Baillie suggested a fact-finding mission to Turkey Red Media and Loch Lomond Brewery for members of the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee.
Turkey Red Media is a new start-up company specialising in drone footage and aerial video. Family-owned Loch Lomond Brewery produces a range of award-winning beers in Alexandria which are exported across Europe.
The Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee is holding a series of meetings with businesses across Scotland and, as a member of the committee, Jackie Baillie wanted to ensure that the interests of local workers and employers are represented in the process.
The MSP said: “This inquiry is looking into the challenges facing the Scottish economy over the next ten years and to understand what action is required to make Scotland’s economy grow and be more inclusive, innovative and international.
“Hearing from companies across Scotland is a vital part of the inquiry, and I was keen to ensure that local firms like Turkey Red Media and Loch Lomond Brewery had an opportunity to shape the Economy Committee’s recommendations.
“I will continue to speak to businesses and employees in Dumbarton, Vale of Leven and Helensburgh to look at ways of developing a high-wage, high-skill economy that works for all.”
Loch Lomond Brewery left to right: Damon Scott, Chief Executive of Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce; John Mason MSP; Dumbarton and Lochside MSP, Jackie Baillie MSP, and Fiona MacEachern (owner).