Tarbert distillery toasts £1.9m Scottish Government grant
January 21 2013new distillery at Kingsbarns, Fife, the Scottish Government has announced that it has sourced an additional £1.9m to fund another distillery in Tarbert on the Isle of Harris.
The grant has been made available to The Isle of Harris Distillery and means that construction work could start on a £5.5m ‘distillery of architectural merit’ that is inspired by the environment, heritage and culture of Harris by the end of the year.
Designed by John Coleman Architects the distillery would produce a new single malt whisky, a first for the island, in a bid to sate the palette of a growing number of whisky aficionados worldwide.
Isle of Harris Distillers founder Anderson Bakewell said: "We are absolutely delighted by this recognition from the Scottish Government of the long-term benefits the distillery would bring to the people of Harris.
“The award adds to the momentum which this project has generated and increases significantly the likelihood that this once-in-a-generation opportunity will not be squandered.
“Everyone in the islands can look forward with real excitement to the prospect of an initiative which promotes the assets of the islands throughout the world and serves as a catalyst for economic development locally.”
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