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Reporting Scotland's Alan McKay reports
as feathers fly at Famous Grouse
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Thursday, 18 January, 2001, 02:14 GMT
Firm have grouse about French
The Famous Grouse logo is synonymous with Scotland
The Famous Grouse logo is synonymous with Scotland
Scotland's rugby team will be forced to change their strips for the opening match of the Six Nations Championship campaign in Paris.

French laws prohibit the use of alcohol advertising at sports events.

So Scotland will be forced to drop the Famous Grouse logo from their shirts.

Staff at the whisky company who sponsor the national side have printed their own t-shirts for a protest planned for Thursday morning.

The 90-strong staff at the company's Perth headquarters will wear "Save Our Grouse" across their chests.

Famous Grouse's 10-year involvement with Scotland makes them the longest-running team sponsors in international rugby.

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