Belhaven Brewery recently celebrated 300 years of brewing excellence with a reception at the Scottish Parliament, hosted by East Lothian MSP, Iain Gray and attended by Minister of Trade, Investment and Innovation, Ivan McKee MSP.
The event took place to mark the milestone and was attended by MSPs, civil servants, councillors, customers and long serving employees.
Speaking at the event, Rooney Anand, chief executive of Greene King, owner of Belhaven said, “Belhaven is Scotland’s oldest working brewery, a proud achievement and one we are delighted to be celebrating as we mark the 300th anniversary. Belhaven’s name, its beers and pubs are a familiar and much loved part of Scottish heritage. Since acquiring Belhaven in 2005 we’ve held Belhaven’s heritage dear whilst developing the business considerably since. Today Belhaven is a powerhouse of modern brewing, crafting over 585,000 pints a week of beer from its state of the art brewhouse, producing twenty different beers and exporting to forty five countries. Exports now represent 30% of trade, up from 10% ten years ago. At home we are pleased to be marking this anniversary with a brand new visitor centre which will open later this summer.”
Iain Gray, East Lothian MSP added, “East Lothian is a food and drink county and it was a pleasure to welcome one of our most iconic brands to the Parliament to celebrate this important anniversary. The event was a great success, and it was great to share this success story, an important one in our country’s history, and of course the award-winning product with colleagues from across the Parliament.I look forward to seeing Belhaven’s continued success and will do all I can to aid the