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Glenwyvis Distillery in Dingwall plans farm shop bid


By Philip Murray

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John Mckenzie, founder and managing director of the distillery. Picture: Gary Anthony
John Mckenzie, founder and managing director of the distillery. Picture: Gary Anthony

A TRAILBLAZING Ross-shire distillery has lodged plans for a farm shop at its Dingwall site.

The founder of the community-owned GlenWyvis Distillery at Scroggie Farm, John Mckenzie, has applied to build the small farm shop and four associated car parking bays right next to an already approved warehouse storage area.

It will create two jobs, the applicant says.

A supporting statement with the application stated: “There would be dual use of the shop between the farm and distillery, with products such as beef, lamb, pork, eggs, wool and seasonal products such as vegetables, preserves and fruit being stocked.”

It would also allow the direct sale of gin and

whisky products from the distillery, along with

glassware and branded products, they added, along with a potential opportunity for local persons to have any craft products they make/sell to be stocked.

A display area inside the farm shop would also be used to promote Dingwall’s whisky history as well as the farm’s use of renewable energy, and the history of the local clootie well.

If approved, the farm shop would “initially” employ two people and would be open from 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday.

The proposal has been lodged with council planners for their consideration.



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