North British Distillery with £ 2.5 million support

Edinburgh-based North British Distillery has received £ 2.5 million in funding from Scottish Enterprise, a Scottish development agency, to modernize its production processes.

The grant is part of a broader economic development plan created by the agency. Scottish Enterprise is committed to revitalizing and supporting the Scotch whisky sector following the coronavirus pandemic. The details of the Net Zero program, launched last week by Scottish Enterprise, are designed to "lead and drive change by encouraging companies to engage in sustainable processes."

The 134-year-old North British Distillery is one of the largest suppliers of whisky to the industry, mostly used in blended whiskies. The manufacturer is also implementing a project to modernize its production processes in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Managing director Alan Kilpatrick: “Protecting the natural environment is of the utmost importance to all of us at The North British Distillery. We are pleased to be on a journey to reduce our carbon emissions, with support from Scottish Enterprise. This funding will enable us to develop our green credentials, while supporting jobs and building on the skills of our workforce.”

Source: The Herald Scotland

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