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Byline: Laura Clark
Diageo ifaces mounting criticism over its decision to cut 900 jobs in Scotland - but the Scotch Whisky Association insists the losses will not damage the Scotch whisky industry's long-term future.aSome 20,000 demonstrators marched on the Johnnie Walker distillery in Kilmarnock last weekend to protest against its closure, with more marches and rallies expected. aDiageo chief executive Paul Walsh and other senior staff were called to a summit with First Minister Alex Salmond, who ahas dubbed the company's plans "unacc- eptable", and Jack Perry, chief executive of Scottish Enterprise.aA Diageo spokesman described the meeting …