Midfearn Distillery

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Updated 14th June 2022

We have plans to create a new malt whisky distillery on the Midfearn Estate and we want to work with the local community to return whisky-making to the area, with all the benefits that will bring to the local economy.

We held a consultation event on Wednesday 1st December at Edderton Community Hall in Tain, at which we exhibited our initial plans for this new distillery alongside other details of our proposals.

These exhibits are contained in the link to the information pack here.

Download information pack Proposal Information - Consultation Event no 1 [PDF - 16mb]

We have taken the comments received during the initial consultation period into consideration. A second consultation period was then open from Friday 7th January until Sunday 30th January 2022.

A second, virtual consultation event took place using a chat feature available on this website on Thursday 20th January 2022 from 3.00pm until 7.00pm. The additional information which was provided for this second consultation period can be  found here.

Download information pack Proposal Information - Consultation Event no 2, 20 January 2022 [PDF - 10mb]

This includes changes to the proposal or circumstances since the initial consultation event. The document also identifies how we have changed, or are considering further changes, to address comments raised during the initial consultation period or how we will assess any potential impact raised by those who submitted responses.

In addition, we have now submitted our Scoping Report (as part of the Environmental Impact Assessment process) to Highland Council. You can download the report and all relevant appendices (65mb) here for information and for ease of reference.

On 16th May 2022, having considered all of the feedback we received during both consultation events, we submitted our detailed planning application to Highland Council who will now examine our proposals to bring whisky-making back to the area. You can see our application in full here:

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