Speyside salmon saved by distillery

• The burn runs by the Speyburn distillery.
• The burn runs by the Speyburn distillery.

SINGLE malt whisky distillery Speyburn has celebrated the completion of a sustainable environmental project to increase local fish populations.
The scheme was sponsored by the distillery and led by the Spey Foundation in collaboration with Moray Council as part of a two-year partnership between the whisky brand and the charity.
The project saw the installation of a fish pass in the Mackalea Burn close to the distillery. The pass is said to help salmon and sea trout to overcome in-river obstacles that prevent the fish from spawning.
Mark Steven, Speyburn’s brand manager, commented: “The River Spey is at the heart of our whisky, the local community and its wildlife, so it has been wonderful to partner with a charity which shares our commitment to its conservation.
“The Mackalea Burn project will make a really positive and long-term impact on the river’s ecological status and we are very proud to have been involved in the collaboration.”