THE success of Scotland’s oldest working brewery at an international awards ceremony has been toasted in the Scottish Parliament.

Belhaven Brewery was named Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Global Beer Awards, and was also lauded for producing the world’s best oatmeal stout and the UK’s best oat stout last month.

Craig Hoy, South Scotland MSP, submitted a motion backed by more than 20 MSPs, including Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh MSP; Paul McLennan, East Lothian MSP; and Martin Whitfield, South Scotland MSP.

The motion from Mr Hoy, who is convener of the Scottish Parliament’s cross-party group on beers and pubs, reads: “That the Parliament congratulates Belhaven Brewery on being named Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Global Beer Awards; understands that the awards were launched in 2022 to celebrate every aspect of the global beer industry; further understands that the Dunbar-based attraction was opened in November 2021; recognises that Belhaven Brewery won the award after being assessed by a panel of industry experts, writers and competition judges; understands that Belhaven Brewery offer a wide range of award-winning ales brewed in Dunbar, and further understands that the brewery is a major part of East Lothian’s economy, which supports many jobs in the Dunbar area.”