Minister Colin Clark visited Strathisla Distillery in Keith yesterday, the home of Chivas Brothers, for talks with senior representatives from the sector.
Mr Clark joins new secretary of state for Scotland and Dumfries and Galloway MP Alister Jack, and parliamentary under-secretary and Worcester MP Robin Walker in the Scotland Office
The SNP has demanded a review of Scotland Office
spending after highlighting huge increases under David Mundell.
A review of Scotland Office
spending has been demanded by the SNP after a significant rise in the use of taxpayer-funded government credit cards.
And the Scottish Affairs Committee (SAC) suggests Westminster should consider scrapping the Scotland Office
, which Mr Mundell runs.
Among its recommendations, it called on the UK Government to review the role of the Scotland Office
and to consider replacing it -- together with the Welsh and Northern Ireland offices -- with a single department for constitutional affairs.
TRUST between the the Scottish and UK governments has deteriorated so much, the relationship has to be rebooted and the Scotland Office
dismantled, a Commons report has claimed.
"I was therefore pleased to negotiate this additional PS8m of funding from the Scotland Office
Questions have been raised over whether ScottishTory ministers are 'partying on the public purse'after new figures revealed that Scotland Office
hospitality spending has skyrocketed.
The Scotland Office
has announced that Director Francesca Osowska will be leaving the department later this year.
Andy O'Neill, head of Scotland Office
at the Electoral Commission, said: "There's a huge amount of interest in the referendum and that's reflected in the unprecedented response to the first 10 days of our campaign.
minister Ann McKechin said: "Minimising any extra distress to the families of Scottish service personnel who have died abroad must be our priority."