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Whisky, it's a product commonly associated with the Scottish Islands and Highlands, but now companies are planning to use the natural resources that our region has to offer and distill it here.
There are plans afoot for three distilleries in different parts of the Scottish Borders and not to be outdone, investors South of the Border are also hoping to tap into the whisky industry, which is worth £4billion a year worldwide.
Jenny Longden has this report.
Making whisky needs water and space, something the Tweed Valley has plenty of.
And it's because of this that Alasdair Day want's to turn a farm at Walkerburn into a £5million distillery.
The news comes as Mossburn Distillers have been in talks with Scottish Borders Council to open a £40million venture near Jedburgh.
Work is also underway in the Lake District to open it's first distillery in 150 years.
The race is on to set up the first distillery in the Scottish Borders in nearly 180 years.
Plans are in place for a £5million project in Walkerburn.
Mossburn Distillers are talking to the council to open a £40million venture near Jedburgh.
Work has begun on the first whisky distillery in the Lake District for 150 years.
It's being built in on an unoccupied farm near Bassenthwaite.
It comes as plans have been revealed for two further distilleries to be built in the Borders.
Plans for a whisky distillery near Jedburgh have been confirmed.
Mossburn distillers, who own the site of the Jedforest hotel, say they are in discussions with Scottish Borders Council to build a £40 million development.