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Bonnybridge Whisky Fungus Meeting Update

Over 300 Bonnybridge residents attended the meeting chaired by Bill McMurry, president of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys and David Short, Partner at Balfour+Manson. Also in attendance at the meeting were Doug Morris, U.S. Attorneys along with Neil Stockdale and Rhian Morgan, Solicitors at Hugh James Environmental Lawyers.
The meeting which ran into two hours of discussion resulted in a very positive outcome with around 50 people signing up to take group action and numerous others who it is anticipated will sign up in due course.
After the meeting the Bill McMurry commented, “We are pleased with the number of people who came to us to speak about their continuing struggles with whisky fungus. The magnitude of the problem really struck a cord with all of us. It is one thing to drive through the affected neighbourhoods and quite another to hear the individual stories, first hand. We are confident that we can help those affected and we believe the number in attendance is a warning that a strong majority will come across Central Scotland to enforce their right to be free of this nuisance created by Diageo. We plan to hold similar community style meetings in Tullibody and Leven in the next few weeks.”
Balfour+Manson are the Scottish law firm who have been instructed to act on behalf of residents of Bonnybridge to raise action against drinks giant, Diageo. The evidence available indicates that the black fungus is causing damage to homes by the release of ethanol into the atmosphere from the Diageo warehouse located nearby.
If you have any questions in relation to Whisky Fungus you can contact David Short on 0131 200 1285 or email david.short@balfour-manson.co.uk.