Grangemouth whisky firm produces a real angel’s share for NHS workers

Grangemouth whisky giant Whyte and Mackay has teamed up with the town’s chemical firm Calachem to supply healthcare and care workers with vital hand sanitiser.

By James Trimble
Saturday, 25th April 2020, 4:45 pm
Updated Sunday, 26th April 2020, 9:36 am

Falkirk East MSP Angus MacDonald welcomed the production of 20,000 litres of hand sanitiser by CalaChem, Whyte and Mackay and Macphie’s bottling plant in Stonehaven.

The firms were answering the Scottish Government’s call for companies around Scotland to help in any way possible to fight COVID-19, adapting their businesses to such an extent it will hopefully result in over half-a-million litres of hand sanitiser being produced over the next month for Scotland’s NHS and care workers.

Mr MacDonald said: “This is an important and welcome partnership with businesses who have long been an important presence in Grangemouth. These are challenging times, and we recognise that, especially for business and employees, the future is uncertain – but they should be incredibly proud of the work they are doing which will help to fight this virus on the frontline, and I’d like to thank them for their efforts.

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MSP Angus MacDonald has long been a champion of Whyte and Mackay's work and praised them for producing hand sanitiser for key workers

“Although it is difficult to comprehend, there is much to learn from the experiences we are facing right now. These business partnerships may be important for the protection of our NHS and care workers across the country right now, but they have the ability to provide inspiration on how we can come together as a society to ensure that we are all looking out for eachother as part of the new normal going forward.

“I am delighted that CalaChem, Whyte and Mackay and Macphie’s have answered the call of the Scottish Government. The fact over half-a-million litres of hand sanitiser can be produced in such a short time is a fantastic achievement.

“Although we have a long way to go, it will be thanks to the hard work of those providing essential services and key workers that we emerge from these current times a better and stronger society – and I’d like to pay tribute to them all for their contribution at the frontline.”