Jedburgh whisky distillery proposal promises 50 jobs

Whisky stills The distillery would be a "huge boost" to the region

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Plans have been unveiled for a £40m investment in a proposed whisky distillery development in the Borders.

The scheme would see the facility built by Mossburn Distillers near the Jedforest Hotel at Camptown, three miles south of Jedburgh.

The proposed distillery has been called a "huge boost" to the Borders.

It is hoped the scheme would create 50 full-time jobs with more than seven million bottles a year produced at the site.

Visitor facilities proposed at the premises include a 200-seat restaurant.

Earlier this week, the company unveiled plans for a £5m investment on the Isle of Skye.

MSP John Lamont described the plans for the Borders as a "simply phenomenal investment".

"The proposals put forward by Mossburn Distillers are extremely exciting and would provide a huge boost to the Borders economy," he said.

"Not only would it see tens of millions of pounds invested in the Jedburgh area, it would create several job opportunities for those living nearby.

"In addition to the increase in tourism we would undoubtedly receive, I am very hopeful that this development will prove to be great news for the Borders."

He said he looked forward to seeing the proposals being finalised and hoped to see more companies come forward to invest in the region.

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