Scottish Government clears way for £40m Jedburgh whisky distillery plans

Jedburgh distilleryA planned £40 million whisky distillery near Jedburgh has cleared the final planning hurdle after the Scottish Government gave the project the green light.

The project received unanimous support from councillors late last year but needed government clearance due to flooding issues flagged up by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

It has now confirmed it does not intend to intervene, allowing Scottish Borders Council to give the green light.

Designed by Simpson & Brown Architects, the two-phase development is being led by Mossburn Distillers, part of Dutch drinks firm Marussia Beverages BV.

The first phase between 2017 and 2018 would see a small distillery built near the Jedforest Hotel at Camptown to educate visitors in the “craft of making spirit”.

A larger-scale distillery, capable of producing millions of bottles per year, would be completed by 2021.

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