Cheers to Lagavulin distillery’s legacy
A RANGE of good causes on the famous whisky island of Islay recently raised a dram of Lagavulin to celebrate sharing in a major financial legacy from the distillery’s 200th anniversary.
Representatives of the charities, including the local swimming pool, cyber cafe, arts and festival organisations, visited the distillery to officially mark the handover of £ 588,395 of funds which were raised through a special Lagavulin 200th anniversary bottling. The principal beneficiary of the funding is Islay Heritage, a ground-breaking initiative established to explore, conserve and promote Islay’s wealth of historical and archaeological sites.
Left to right: Jack Fleming, RSPB; Garry MacLean, Finlaggan Trust; Lizzy Fitzpatrick, McTaggart Cyber Cafe; Steven Mithen, Islay Heritage; Georgie Crawford, Lagavulin Distillery; Florence Gray, Islay Festival Association; Peter Roberts, Islay Arts; and Diana Buller, Islay and Jura Community Enterprises.