A £10m fund provided by the UK Government to help distilleries cut carbon emissions has been given a warm welcome by Councillor Alastair Redman, Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Business, Regeneration and Commercial Development.
Eleven distilleries across Scotland will receive funding including some which are located on the islands, including Islay and South Uist as well as investment going to the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney.
Councillor Redman, a resident of Islay, said: “We are all very pleased to learn of this exciting new project at Bruichladdich, here in Islay.
“Our distilleries are absolutely fundamental to the island’s economy so this Government support is a real confidence-builder.
“I’m already looking forward towards my first dram provided courtesy of low-carbon hydrogen!”