The Scottish Wholesale Association is pleased to invite members to a site visit at the Pitreavie Packaging innovation centre at their corrugate site in Cumbernauld, on Thursday 23rd March.

Scotland’s most forward-thinking, resilient and innovative wholesalers have been recognised and rewarded by the industry at the annual Scottish Wholesale Achievers Awards.

“The SWA (Scottish Wholesale Association) welcomes Circularity Scotland’s announcement on the removal of upfront charges and retrospective payment terms for small producers and importers, including wholesalers.

Scotland's thousands of small producers lack the financial resources and capacity to meet the current deadlines for the deposit return scheme (DRS) according to a leading group of trade associations.

With just six weeks until the SWA Achievers Awards, the Scottish Wholesale Association is advising those still to book their place at the prestigious event to do so without delay as the venue – the O2 Academy Edinburgh – attracts a recording number of bookings.

The Scottish Wholesale Association is working with the Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society (SAOS) and Scotland Food & Drink to run another of our joint industry leading ‘Delivering Growth through Wholesale' training and education programme.

Run for the first time earlier this year, the programme is designed to improve and encourage engagement between Scottish producers and wholesalers, in a market worth £2.9billion to the Scottish economy.

Aimed at producers of all sizes, from new start-ups to established businesses and who need greater understanding and knowledge of the Scottish wholesale channel, the programme will commence with a two-part workshop providing producers with tools and information to help them maximise opportunities within the wholesale industry.


Rising energy costs, the climate emergency and increasing consumer pressure continue to challenge the way that businesses across Scotland manage their environmental performance.


Accelerating the use of electric vehicles in Scotland’s wholesale industry is the focus of a current trial by the Scottish Wholesale Association and Volvo Trucks.

To support our members during the current energy crisis, SWA has arranged for staff from Business Energy Scotland to provide a special briefing on the energy-saving support and funding that is available right now.

SWA is delighted to announce a collaboration with Business Energy Scotland, offering members access to support such as fully-funded, expert consultancy advice and interest-free loans, and access to training to help minimise the impact of rising energy costs and reduce carbon footprints.