Supporting Scottish Wool

Promoting our Brand

The ALBA Party calls for the British Wool Marketing Board to be disbanded as it is unfit for purpose and does not meet the needs of Scottish farmers nor the Scottish textile industry.

ALBA calls for the Scottish Parliament to be immediately devolved the powers required to establish a Scottish farmer and textile industry-led non departmental public body which will not only guarantee a fair price for Scottish wool but will also address the lack of processing mills within Scotland and campaign for Scottish wool to be used in the production of tartan over imports from Australia and New Zealand. This will not only improve the carbon footprint of Scottish products but will protect our farmers who have been disproportionately negatively impacted by the UK Government's decision to leave the European Union.