Motion ref. S6M-04826
North Uist Distillery Co. to Establish New Distillery in Benbecula
Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Alasdair Allan, Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Finlay Carson, Maggie Chapman, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Kenneth Gibson, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Bill Kidd, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Ruth Maguire, Stuart McMillan, Edward Mountain, Douglas Ross, Alexander Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White
That the Parliament congratulates Jonny Ingledew and Kate Macdonald of North Uist Distillery Co. on their plans to convert Nunton Steadings in Benbecula, into a distillery; notes that the project has been successful in securing £250,000 of funding from Highlands and Islands Enterprise; understands that it will produce whisky and gin, sourcing bere barley from local crofters from the islands; notes its plans to create a new community hub and visitor destination, and wishes Jonny and Kate every success with their new venture.