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JSMSP Perthshire
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Press Release

Swinney visits Birken Tree

Publised date : 19 Mar 2019

Perthshire North MSP, Mr John Swinney, has visited Birken Tree – a new business within his constituency.

Founded by husband and wife team Rob and Gabrielle, Birken Tree harvest birch sap from wild birch trees to produce Birchwater. This is a revival of a Highland tradition, opening up commercial opportunities from forestry and delivering health benefits to drinkers.

Commenting, Mr Swinney said: 

“It was a pleasure to meet with Rob and Gabrielle, and to discuss their exciting plans going forward. 

“Birchwater is an often-overlooked Highland tradition, and I am therefore pleased that Rob and Gabrielle are seeking to raise awareness of its benefits.

“It was clear from our discussions that they are both exceptionally dedicated and knowledgeable, and I am confident that this passion will lend itself to commercial success.” 

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