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New Torabhaig malt whisky distillery planned for Isle of Skye

Distillery plan
Image caption Construction work at Torabhaig could begin in early summer

Plans for a new malt distillery for Skye - only the second on the Hebridean island - have been unveiled.

The Torabhaig Distillery is expected to cost more than £5m and employ about eight people.

Torabhaig Distillery, a subsidiary of Mossburn Distillers, is planning the venture at a farm steading at Torabhaig.

Construction work could begin in early summer, with whisky set to be produced by the end of 2015.

Mossburn chief executive Neil Mathieson said: "Skye is renowned all over the world for its natural beauty and cultural heritage and we believe that Torabhaig will be a valuable contribution both to whisky distilling on Skye and to the island's continuing attraction to international visitors.

"It's a perfect location for a small, traditional distillery and we look forward to working with the local community to bring our plans to life."

Plans for Torabhaig are being created by Edinburgh architects Simpson and Brown.

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