£40m Jedburgh distilleries proposal approved



Jedburgh distilleryScottish Borders Council has unanimously backed proposals to build a grain and malt whisky plant, visitor centre and 200-seater restaurant near Jedburgh.

The £40 million distillery plans being led by Mossburn Distillers, part of Dutch drinks firm Marussia Beverages BV, would see it build a grain and malt whisky plant, visitor centre and 200-seater restaurant near the Jedforest Hotel at Camptown, three miles from Jedburgh.

The proposal, which would see 50 new jobs created, still needs to be cleared by the Scottish Government which is considering potential flooding concerns flagged by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

The developers plan to build a small distillery in the first phase of development, expected to open by 2018, and then a larger-scale distillery to come on line by 2021 which together would produce more than seven million bottles annually.

Simpson & Brown Architects are behind the proposals.



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