Holyrood welcome for planned new distillery

How the entrance to The Machrihanish Distillery could look. Image: ZONE Architects.
How the entrance to The Machrihanish Distillery could look. Image: ZONE Architects.

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News of a planned new whisky distillery at Machrihanish has been welcomed at Holyrood.

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron, who submitted a motion to the Scottish Parliament welcoming the investment by R&B Distillers, said: ‘This is a very welcome development which promises to create a significant number of new jobs, and highlights the potential of Campbeltown as a place to invest in.

‘I wish everyone involved with this venture the best of luck and look forward, in due course, to raising a dram and toasting the new farm-to-bottle whisky.’

Mr Cameron’s motion reads as follows:

Title: R&B Distillers to open new distillery near Campbeltown

Motion text: That the Parliament welcomes the news that R&B Distillers are to open a new distillery at Dhurrie Farm, in Machrihanish near Campbeltown, which, it understands, will create 20 new jobs locally; understands that the distillery will produce Campbeltown’s first farm-to-bottle single malt in over 180 years; recognises that R&B Distillers was founded in 2015 and has already been producing single malt whisky and gin products at its Isle of Raasay distillery; believes that this is a sign that Campbeltown is a prime location for new investment, and wishes R&B Distillers well in its new venture.