Port of Leith Distillery announces 53 new jobs


Port of Leith, the UK’s first vertical distillery, has announced the creation of 53 new jobs for the local area.

Muckle Brig will fill 53 new positions in 2023, with roles situated at Port of Leith and eco-friendly gin distillery Lind & Lime, also in Leith.  The roles will include hospitality and tourism, digital marketing, production, business development and finance.

The local recruitment drive forms part of Muckle Brig Co-Founders Ian Stirling and Paddy Fletcher’s ongoing investment in the area – with Port of Leith Distillery set to become the biggest tourist attraction in Leith, attracting a predicted 25,000 visitors in its first six months.

Ian Stirling, Co-Founder of Muckle Brig, said, “It was a love for spirits and a love for Leith that formed our foundations back in 2018. Since then, we’ve opened our new Lind & Lime facility on Coburg Street and are now preparing to open the UK’s first vertical distillery, right in the heart of the historic port.

“Local investment and local employment have always been a key focus of ours. We’ve been fortunate enough to have worked with a host of excellent local talent so far and are looking forward to welcoming some new faces to help us make history down by the shore.”

Port of Leith Distillery is the latest long term investment in Leith by Co-Owners and lifelong friends Ian Stirling and Paddy Fletcher, following the opening of the new Lind & Lime Gin Distillery in May 2022, a brand they launched in 2018 from a tiny industrial unit.

The gin distillery  – which is powered by 100% green electricity – has since welcomed more than 6,000 visitors to its tasting, bottling and cocktail making tours, with numbers set to increase to a forecasted 15,000 visitors annually this year.

Port of Leith Distillery broke records in June 2022 after crowdfunding its target of £2 million in three hours through a Seedrs campaign – increasing the total raised to £13m across the duration  of the project.



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Tags: Ian Stirling, Lind & Lime, Muckle Brig, Port of Leith Distillery