Monica Visits the Uddingston Hotel Paving the Way For a Greener Future 

Siobhan Edwards, director of Lisini Pub Co and Kay Smith, Sustainability manager welcomed Monica to Angels Hotel to discuss their net zero ambitions. 

The Lanarkshire company which owns various venues around the county made history in June when it became the first hospitality business in Scotland to commit to reducing its carbon emissions by a quarter over the next five years.

Monica was impressed by this substantial commitment and keen to offer support.

“Lisini Pub Company are truly paving the way for other businesses to commit to joining the fight against climate change and doing their bit to help achieve Scotland’s net zero target. It is really inspiring to hear the practical and innovative steps being taken to ensure that business operations are more focused on being kinder to the planet we all depend on.

“It’s brilliant that business owners have the ambition and desire to be more sustainable. Local businesses are not separate from our communities and provide so much more than just jobs and economic growth.

“Unsurprisingly, many businesses are concerned about the overhead costs involved in investing into a net-zero transition and the Scottish Government needs to address these concerns.

“I will be taking the feedback from Angels back to the Scottish Parliament and using my role in the Net-Zero committee to push for more clarity and support so more businesses can join Lisini in the fight for a greener future.”

Monica Lennon is an MSP for the Central Scotland Region. In 2021, she passed the ground-breaking Period Product (Scotland) Act. Follow her on Twitter for recent updates.