A SCOTTISH pub found itself at the heart of a national campaign championing the licensed trade this month.
Isle of Whithorn pub the Steam Packet Inn was one of a handful of outlets from across the UK pictured on posters for CAMRA’s ‘Pubs and the Economy’ campaign, which has been running since the beginning of the month.
The initiative is designed to highlight the importance of the trade to the UK economy and encourage people to use their local.
CAMRA chief executive Mike Benner said pubs must be protected and supported as “an important part of the UK economy”.
“The ‘Pubs and Economy’ campaign does not only call on people to use their locals in January, but also highlights the importance of the pub industry overall and encourages people to support CAMRA’s call for a freeze in beer duty in the 2014 Budget,” said Benner.