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Stirling’s first distillery gets go-ahead

The husband and wife behind Stirling Gin have been granted planning permission to open what is thought to be the first distillery in the Scottish city of Stirling.

Stirling Gin’s new distillery will be based in a former blacksmiths

Husband and wife June and Cameron McCann, the owners of Stirling Gin, purchased a 19th building with plans to convert it into a distillery and visitors’ centre.

The company are now looking to complete the conversion of the former ‘Old Smiddy’ blacksmiths premises in the Lower Castlehill area.

“The Castlehill area is such an historic part of Stirling and I guess it’s maybe appropriate that we are going to be opening up the first ever distillery in the city up there,” said Cameron McCann.

“Everyone at Stirling Gin is committed to making sure we become an integral part of the business community and hopefully a force for good in all the other aspects of the community we want to get involved in and support.”

Stirling Gin was created in a tiny copper pot still in the McCann’s kitchen in 2015.

The distillery is expected to be completed this summer.

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