Emma Roddick MSP visits Glenmorangie Distillery

Emma visiting the springs from which Glenmorangie distillery gets its water

As part of her summer recess tour, Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick recently visited the Glenmorangie Distillery. Located in Tain, the distillery has been crafting single malt whisky since 1843.

Recently installing a new solar array at their botting plan in Livingston, the company aims to cut costs and carbon output as it seeks to achieve net zero by 2040. The company has also been a partner in the Dornoch Environmental Enhancement Project (DEEP) since 2014. An initiative to restore Native European oysters to the Dornoch Firth, the project’s vision sees biodiversity enhanced and the by-products created through the distilling process at Glenmorangie purified.

Commenting on her visit, Roddick said:

“I learned a great deal on my visit to the distillery, and it was great in particular to hear about its journey to Net Zero, something that is so important.

“Scotland’s whisky is a massive part of our cultural identity known throughout the world; however, we must be known throughout the world for good reasons.  We are in a climate emergency and must take steps to ensure that the whisky sector is truly a net good for the planet. 

“The team’s work on the DEEP project is particularly fascinating.  Hearing how they are bringing oysters back to the Dornoch Firth was inspiring, and I look forward to seeing how that and their move towards powering operations with more green energy progresses over the coming years.”

Notes- More information on DEEP https://nativeoysternetwork.org/portfolio/deep/