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Tuesday 15th of October 2013
What great news for Car Hire Glasgow Airport to bring to the attention of the local people and even future tourists. It is another positive step in regenerating part of the city and bringing people to the city.
There is a plan to convert the historic pump house at Queen’s Dock in Glasgow, to create a single malt whisky distillery including a bar, café, tasting room and shop. It would mean the first in Glasgow city centre for more than a century. It has been backed by Scottish Enterprise, which has been developed by group of industry experts led by Tim Morrison. There is the aim to educate people about the history of the national drink of Scotland and its production.
Mr Morrison said: “We see this project as having huge potential – not only for Glasgow but for the tourism industry, the whisky trade and the whole Scottish economy. Our vision for the new distillery and educational visitor centre is that it becomes a part of Glasgow’s busy tourist trail. We anticipate it will attract more than 50,000 visitors a year. We have had a great deal of support for this project so far – from local businesses, the public sector and those within the industry. We have taken the next important step in helping to make this project a reality by submitting a full planning application to Glasgow City Council for consideration.”
It will create around 300 jobs during the construction and development phase and once complete there will be 25 permanent staff. If planning permission is approved then it could be complete by mid 2015.
The plan has also received the backing from Glasgow Kelvin MP Sandra White, who said “I truly believe this is a fantastic opportunity to re-establish Glasgow’s historic whisky heritage. It will also greatly improve the regeneration of this area of the Kelvin while also benefiting the whole of Glasgow through increased tourism, as well as a much welcomed influx of both construction and service industry jobs.”