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Distillery hoping to brew up visitor boost

Adelle and Stuart Brown raise a glass after their plans to significantly expand Deerness Distillery and move into whisky production gained planning permission. (Orkney Photographic)

An award-winning distillery is set to move into the most significant chapter in its history, as major expansion plans move forward.

Plans brought forward by Deerness Distillery to create a new whisky stillhouse and a new café, shop and visitors’ space to the East Mainland gained approval by the islands authority recently, signalling a significant step forward for the acclaimed drinks maker.

It is hoped that the exciting plans could lead to a jobs boost, enhance an already-popular visitor attraction and bring more people to Deerness and the wider area.

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