New distilleries set for our region

The race is on to set up the first distillery in the Scottish Borders in nearly 180 years. The news comes as the Lake District is set to get their first distillery in 150 years.

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Work begins on Lake District distillery

The distillery will be the first in the area for 150 years Credit: PA

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.

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