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7th February 2019

Go-ahead granted for redevelopment of the Rosebank Distillery

Its bottoms up yet again for Falkirk as Rosebank Distillery plans to restore its historic premises in Falkirk as a multi-million pound redevelopment is given the go ahead.

Restoration of the Rosebank Distillery’s original site, which has been standing unused for the past 25 years, is on the cards as Ian Macleod Distillers are purchasing the waterside site back from Scottish Canals, who are the current owners. Back in 1993 production stopped at the distillery, the buildings were closed and part of the site was later turned into a restaurant. Now the decision has been made to regenerate the business to its former glory and beyond.

The extensive plans will incorporate a 1000 square metre state of the art, energy efficient distillery with the capability to produce up to one million litres of whisky per year. The historic outbuildings situated alongside the canal together with the landmark chimney are to be preserved and restored as monument to the past and will form part of the proposed visitor centre. There will also be a tasting room, shop and warehouse facilities. Visitors to the centre will be able to learn about the history of the industry and the investors expect that when the doors open in late 2020 the attraction will generate approximately 50,000 tourists per year to the local area. This benefit to the local economy will be enhanced by the creation of 25 full time jobs and the production once again of a world class whisky. Cheers!