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Lindores Abbey visitor centre and distillery plan emerges

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May 20 2015

Lindores Abbey visitor centre and distillery plan emerges
Organic Architects have submitted plans for their latest distillery design, a contemporary addition to Lindores Abbey, Fife, home to the earliest recorded example of distilling in Scotland from 1494.

Now a ruin the abbey sits in close proximity to farm buildings which will be rebuilt to accommodate the distillery, unlocking funds for vital conservation work as well as producing the first on-site whisky in over half a millenium.

Incorporating joint visitor facilities for the abbey and distillery the £5m building is situated on the outskirts of Newburgh, incorporating the stone walls of the original steading.

It is hoped the attraction will serve as a major tourist draw for the regional economy.
Lindores Abbey is in line for an influx of new cash and visitors
Lindores Abbey is in line for an influx of new cash and visitors
Stonework from the existing steadings will be re-used for the build
Stonework from the existing steadings will be re-used for the build

8 Comments

Big Chantelle
#1 Posted by Big Chantelle on 21 May 2015 at 20:23 PM
leftie concrete glass modernist brigade ruining a farm from 1494 now. Appalling
boaby wan
#2 Posted by boaby wan on 22 May 2015 at 08:34 AM
Ah yes, I'm sure Landowner McKenzie-Smith is the perfect example of a lefty modernist!!
And these lefty modern architects bringing their new fangled pitched roofs with pan tiles and a few courses of slate - will never work in Fife!
They even have the audacity to reuse the stone from the agricultural building being replaced. Bloody minded modernists!

Seems the whisky business is still going strong, wonder how long it takes to get a dram out, think I need a few after reading some of the comments on here
Matthew Ansell
#3 Posted by Matthew Ansell on 22 May 2015 at 11:39 AM
Great project for a local, sustainable and interesting business. Looks good too.
Good luck to them.
Big Chantelle you are a bitter and twisted sad little man....yawn
Morris Allan
#4 Posted by Morris Allan on 23 May 2015 at 07:21 AM
Big Chantelle, do you know the area? Do you understand how much this magnificent proposal will enhance the area. Lefties? You could not be further from the truth and only goes to confirm your unjustified bias.
Dennis Anderson
#5 Posted by Dennis Anderson on 24 May 2015 at 16:15 PM
This is an excellent project the birth place of a national asset will attract a huge visitor to the area. Good for every body in the area too. I hope petty infighting and jealousy doesn't mar the day.
Magnus
#6 Posted by Magnus on 31 May 2015 at 13:43 PM
If it's producing gude Whisky in ten years time then who cares what the distillery looks like. This one looks reasonable any which way!
RJB
#7 Posted by RJB on 31 May 2015 at 17:02 PM
Looks pretty interesting , I m not convinced by the the roof over the timber walkway bit , looks a bit like pipe work
Scott
#8 Posted by Scott on 12 Jan 2016 at 15:24 PM
Too much glass. Still, I have visited the site before and I think from what I see here, they are keeping as much of the existing stonework as possible (check the google street view).

IMHO the site is across from an abbey so would assume the novelty was necessary for planning and to raise the height for stills (or allow a view of the abbey ruins/Tay).

Meh, hope the whisky will be good if we are still alive when they release it.

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