New ‘community-owned’ distillery to open

10th of May, 2016 | Posted in General News | Email Article | Print Article

The first community-owned distillery in Scotland is being planned for Dingwall. The Glen Wyvis Community Benefit Society, hopes to start construction this year, and as well as being 100% community-owned, it will also be powered entirely by green energy.
The firm is working in conjunction with lottery-funded body Community Shares Scotland (CSS), which offers investment opportunities for as little as £250 to people living in all the surrounding IV postcode areas – and between £750 and £100,000 to anybody, regardless of where they live.
John Mckenzie, founding director of Glen Wyvis Community Benefit Society and a local farmer, said, “Our aim is to make Dingwall the craft distilling town for Scotland.”

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