All aboard for new whisky distribution pilot

WHISKY makers in Speyside are working to reduce road traffic and emissions in Scotland by shipping their produce by rail.

As part of a two-month trial to improve the use of rail freight, Speyside distillers will use two weekly trains instead of 29 lorry trips to take whisky to Grangemouth.

The Lifting the Spirit project will see casks and grain transported north in the same containers, with several producers working alongside Highlands and Island Enterprise (HIE), Moray Council, and the Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership to make the project a success.

Trains will run from Elgin and sees HIE invest £30,000 in the project.

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