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Ross pupils build on links with construction firm with Ardross Distillery site visit

By Hector MacKenzie

Ardross visit
Ardross visit

PUPILS have built on a relationship with a construction company to learn more about the trade through a project developing in their area.

Morrison Construction welcomed primary school pupils from Ardross and Edderton to the Ardross Distillery project last week for a site tour.

The contractor says it has developed a positive relationship with both local schools since works began at the distillery development in late 2017.

The project, now in the later stages of construction, has involved the extensive refurbishment of dilapidated nineteenth century farm buildings, to create a bespoke distillery.

The community benefits programme associated with the project has enabled pupils from Ardross, Edderton and Gledfield primary schools to learn about construction through classroom visits, site tours and activities organised by Morrison Construction.

Ardross distillery
Ardross distillery

Ardross Primary School pupils were previously given personalised hi-vis safety vests bearing their name during a visit by the local police for Road Safety Week.

Morrison Construction employees also assisted a group of pupils from Edderton Primary School and Gledfield Primary School, the Soaring 7s, enter the Goblin Car Race.

Morrison Construction corporate social responsibility manager Sally Cooper said: ‘‘It was great to host pupils and teachers for their return visit to this prestigious project as it nears completion. Their excitement and interest was clear to see.

‘‘As part of our progressive community benefits programme we have engaged closely with the local schools to ensure the project has a positive impact as we feel it’s important to give back to the communities where we live and work."

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