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Scapa Distillery opens to visitors for first time

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Orkney's Scapa Distillery has opened its doors to the public for the first time in its 130-year history.

Chivas Brothers has unveiled a visitor centre to "educate malt connoisseurs about its unique production process, provenance and quality".

Two permanent and two seasonal jobs have been created.

Scapa Distillery manager Brian MacAulay said: "I have personally taken the pleasure in removing our 'No Visitors' sign."

VisitScotland island manager Barbara Foulkes said: "As this new attraction clearly demonstrates with the creation of four positions, tourism is a vital part of Orkney's economy, creating jobs and sustaining communities."

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