Stirling to get its first gin distillery

Stirling is to get is own gin following the news that Stirling Gin is creating the first ever gin distillery and visitor centre in Stirling. The plans which have already been given the green light by Stirling Council Planning Department, will see the conversion of the former ‘Old Smiddy’ blacksmith premises in the Lower Castlehill area of Stirling into the company’s first self-owned production premises.

SG co-owner Cameron McCann was delighted to break the news of his company’s investment which could break the £150,000 mark and provide up to eight new jobs. He said, “To get the final green-light from Stirling Council Planning Department that we can proceed with our plans for The Old Smiddy is just the best news possible to start the New Year with, no doubt about it.

We will be making a six figure investment in the Old Smiddy and are delighted to play a part in the regeneration of such an historic part of the city and also to be putting down significant roots in our home city and growing Stirling Gin where it belongs, in Stirling.

So I’d like to thank Stirling Council Planning Department for processing our application so efficiently and now we can look forward to 2018 and creating something really special in our home city that will also hopefully have a positive impact on the area.”

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