Campaign for Pubs

Morag Douglas appointed as Campaign for Pubs Spokesperson for Scotland

The Campaign for Pubs, the national grassroots campaign group representing pubs, publicans and pub-goers, has announced the appointment of Fife publican Morag Douglas as Campaign for Pubs Spokesperson for Scotland.

Morag is licensee and owner of The Star, Burntisland and has been running it since 2004.

Morag’s first hospitality job was in The Boat Hotel in Boat of Garten during the summer between leaving school and starting university. Whilst at university in Dundee Morag worked in various bars and hotels including the Ladybank Tavern in Ladybank, Ballys in Dundee and also the Earl Grey Hotel in Dundee. After graduating, Morag worked in retail before moving to Edinburgh and becoming a sales representative for Orange and then moved into pharmaceutical sales and became a medical representative.

After being made redundant three times, Morag decided to sell her flat and buy The Star in 2004 and has been running the pub ever since.

Morag is also a board member of the Fife Licensed Trade Association and served as a community councillor for eight years. She is also Vice-Chair of the Burntisland Over 70s Christmas treat committee and is a qualified British Swimming judge linked to her local club.

The Campaign for Pubs was formed in 2020 and has been one of the key organisations involved in supporting Neil Bibby’s Tied Pubs Bill

Morag Douglas, Campaign for Pubs Spokesperson for Scotland said:

“I’m delighted to have been appointed as Campaign for Pubs Spokesperson for Scotland. The Campaign for Pubs brings together publicans, campaigners and customers and also small brewers and we exist to campaign for a better, fairer future for pubs.

“I have seen the pub trade change dramatically in the last few years, and it is only going to get more challenging. I believe someone needs to fight for the little guys and I am really looking forward to being able to help give them a voice. So I look forward to representing the Campaign and lobbying the Scottish Government to do more to listen to and support Scotland’s pubs at this very difficult time”.

Greg Mulholland, Campaign Director of the Campaign for Pubs said:

“We’re delighted to appoint Morag Douglas as Campaign for Pubs Spokesperson for Scotland. Morag is an experienced licensee and has shown through her work in the licensed trade and her community campaigning that she can be a powerful campaigner for Scotland’s pubs. I look forward to working with her and Scottish licensees and campaigners to help fight for a better future for Scotland’s pubs”.