Dear Fergus Ewing MSP,
We, the undersigned businesses, are writing to express our sincere gratitude for your stance on the Deposit Return Scheme (DRS). We believe that you have shown great courage and integrity in standing up for the interests of businesses, even though it has put you at odds with your party.
We understand that you have been engaged with businesses on this issue for years, and that you have seen firsthand the damage that the DRS is doing. We are grateful for your efforts to persuade your colleagues to halt the scheme.
We are also grateful for your willingness to listen to businesses and take their concerns seriously. We believe that you have a deep understanding of the issues facing businesses, and we are confident that you will continue to fight for their interests.
Thank you again for your leadership and for your commitment to standing up for the interests of businesses in Scotland.