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Work begins on new Glenrothes distillery

15 new jobs for Glenrothes moved a step closer with news work on the town’s new distillery has begun.

John Fergus & Co Ltd, the Fife based distiller, announced building has started on its new Lowland malt distillery called InchDairnie.

To mark the start of the work the company’s Managing Director Ian Palmer joined Depute council leader Lesley Laird and Glenrothes Area Committee Chair Cllr Altany Craik for a sod cutting ceremony last week.

The new facility, named after the former estate where it is being built, is expected to be open for business by August 2015 and is located at Whitecraigs Road, Glenrothes.

The distillery project has an investment value of around £7 million and Mr Palmer said: “We’re delighted that work has begun on our new distillery.

“The development includes up to nine maturation warehouses with a capacity to hold 200,000 maturing barrels. Funding for the project has been sourced from private

investors and the company’s management and the project is also being supported by grants from the Scottish Executive and Scottish Enterprise.”

Area committee chair, Councillor Altany Craik said: “It’s great news that work has now begun on this very exciting development for the town. As well as watching the

new distillery take shape over the coming months, I’m sure the local community will also look forward to new jobs for the area too.”

Depute council leader Councillor Laird executive member for Economy & Planning added: “InchDairnie is another example of the strong support the council and other

partners can give to businesses looking to make Fife their home.

“The council is committed to supporting the business community and is working towards making Fife the best place to do business.”

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