Glenrothes: Whiskey mass attraction plans are subject to public consultation

PROPOSALS for a new whiskey storage and warehousing development at Glenrothes – complete with bottling, cooperage and office facilities – are about to go out for public consultation.

The Glenrothes development at Southfield Industrial Estate – presented by Scottish Whiskey Investments (SWI) – would see the construction of a new head office in Falkland, with restaurants, a museum, serviced accommodation and other community facilities, and will not would only be part of a multi-million pound investment in Fife.

SWI is involved in the whiskey asset management industry and is licensed to offer financial investment products in the form of single malt Scotch whiskey bottles and casks.

A planning application for a Scotch whiskey storage and bottling facility was already submitted to Fife Council in March.

Initial plans called for just four whiskey storage warehouses, but the international company now plans to expand the proposal to deliver 24 warehouses.

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An online consultation on Glenrothes’ proposals is open to all and will take place between 3pm and 8pm on Tuesday August 9, via Microsoft Teams.

A second in-person public consultation will take place on Tuesday 6 September, between 4.30pm and 7.30pm, at the Glenrothes Golf Club, Golf Course Road, KY6 2LA Glenrothes.

A spokesperson for SWI said: “We are delighted to give the public the opportunity to comment on our storage proposals for Glenrothes.

“This development provides a much needed long-term investment in the community, with invaluable employment and economic opportunities for Fife as a whole, including the delivery of a new head office in Falkland.

“It’s really important to us that the public has the opportunity to share their views and shape our proposals. We encourage members of the community to participate in the event, ask questions or opinions and share their comments with us.

Full details of the proposals will be made available to the public at 9am on Tuesday 9 August on the project website www.orbitconsultations.scot/glenrothes

Keith P. Plain