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Invergordon's famous murals toasted as new gin bearing Easter Ross town's name is launched to help local cause


By Hector MacKenzie

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Off the Walls's Jacky Roberts (left), chairman Sonny Rhind and Julie Coghill with the gin.
Off the Walls's Jacky Roberts (left), chairman Sonny Rhind and Julie Coghill with the gin.

AN off the wall idea to create a new gin will boost an Easter Ross town's mural trail.

A montage of murals from Invergordon's famous trail has been incorporated into the artwork for the a new gin bearing the town's name.

The enterprise is the result of a partnership between local charity Invergordon Off the Wall, the Great Glen Distillery and Cobbs Ltd.

Cobbs' director Fraser Campbell and Allison McGuire at the Port of Cromarty Firth, who had the idea to use the mural artwork on the label, approached Off the Wall with the idea.

The Invergordon Gin label showcases murals which celebrate the heritage of the town through a large scale professionally painted mural trail including the powerful war-themed The Long Goodbye at the railway station and others reflecting connections to Highland Games and RNLI lifeboats.

The trail is an NC500 attraction and the town is visited by hundreds of thousands of cruise line passengers from around the world.

A donation of £4 per 70cl bottle of Invergordon Gin will be donated to Invergordon Off the Wall, who manage the mural trail for the benefit of the local community and economy. It was formed in January 2002 to address the social and economic deprivation of the town through a professionally painted outdoor art gallery celebrating its heritage.

Jim Campbell, chair of Invergordon Off the Wall, said: "Every penny of the donations will go towards the development and maintenance of the mural trail as a tourist destination benefitting the local community. We hope more people will visit the mural capital of the Highlands.”

Catherine Williams, a former Kildary Angling Club member, at the Albyn Housing Society mural. Picture: Iona MacDonald.
Catherine Williams, a former Kildary Angling Club member, at the Albyn Housing Society mural. Picture: Iona MacDonald.

The award-winning Great Glen Distillery was established by two friends in 2020. Hotelier Daniel Campbell and chef Adam Dwyer built the distillery in what was Daniel’s late mother’s shop in Drumnadrochit.


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