Cheers to La­gavulin dis­tillery’s legacy

The Oban Times - - DISTRICTS -

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.

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