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Gallery depicts Campbeltown whisky heritage

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seventh June, 2021 by Nicola Carruthers

Scotch model Glen Scotia has revealed a pictures exhibition that shines a light-weight on Campbeltown’s whisky-making historical past.

Campbeltown building

Photographer Colin McPherson explored the theme of ‘Place’

The exhibition was unveiled at the moment (7 June) as a part of the Glen Scotia Digital Malts Pageant 2021. It was created in collaboration with Doc Scotland, a collective of three Scottish documentary photographers.

In February this 12 months, Campbeltown-based whisky distillery Glen Scotia requested the general public to share photography of the Scottish town from the mid-Nineteenth and early-Twentieth centuries.

Doc Scotland photographers Sophie Gerrard, Colin McPherson and Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert have captured modern-day pictures of Campbeltown by way of the themes of ‘Folks’, ‘Place’ and ‘Course of’ to inform the story of Glen Scotia and Scotland’s fifth malt-producing area.

The trendy pictures have been mixed with historic pictures of the distillery and Campbeltown in an interactive on-line gallery.

Iain McAlister, grasp distiller and distillery supervisor at Glen Scotia, stated: “Since 1832, Glen Scotia has been formed by the individuals, time and occasions; in addition to the historical past of Campbeltown itself, and this exceptional Doc Scotland photographic exhibition brings our distinctive whisky historical past and heritage to life.

“Our single malt displays centuries of workmanship and expertise related to the area and is famend for its Campbeltown character.”

Gerrard centered on the theme of ‘Folks’, that includes those that may inform the story of whisky in Campbeltown, together with whisky households, farmers and younger individuals.

In the meantime, McPherson explored the theme of ‘Place’, uncovering the connection between the city at the moment and its previous. Sutton-Hibbert appeared on the day by day lives of Glen Scotia workers by way of the theme of ‘Course of’, and captured the distillation of latest make spirit and filling into casks.

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