Moray MP Douglas Ross has welcomed the addition of a new distillery visitor experience to Moray as a positive boost for tourism in the area.
He was commenting after the Cardhu Distillery opened its doors to its new visitor centre which is part of the company’s £185million investment in Scotch whisky tourism across the country and celebrates the pioneering spirit of whisky makers.
Commenting, Douglas said: “The last year has been tough for everyone and businesses, including those in the whisky industry, who have faced tough challenges. Moray has such a lot to offer and the future looks bright especially with new additions for local people and tourists alike to visit.
“Whisky and tourism are among our most important industries and the new Cardhu centre will be a positive asset here in Moray.
“Johnnie Walker is an iconic brand and I’m delighted to see that the story of the brand pioneers Helen and Elizabeth Cumming is also being celebrated.
“The Cardhu is undoubtedly rich in heritage and history and I’m sure that both whisky connoisseurs and visitors to the area will enjoy this impressive new visitor experience which adds to the established facilities that bring people from far and wide to the area, providing a positive boost to tourism in Moray Speyside.”