£12M distillery investment welcomed on Islay

I was delighted to attend today's opening ceremony at Ardnahoe Distillery and speak to many in attendance.
The distillery was officially opened and attended by Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, and members of the island community and the wider whisky industry.

Ardnahoe Distillery has been built with a £12m investment from family firm Hunter Laing & Company. It expects to welcome 20,000 visitors each year, with up to 30 people employed in retail, dining, tours and other events.

It's great to see our island's economy go from strength to strength, now more than ever we desperately need infrastructure to match our industrial expansion. 

When it comes to our roads and availability of housing, including both to rent and buy at affordable rates, much more needs to be done.

Cllr Alastair Redman