Swapping one isle for another

MacTaggart and Livingstone

DISTILLERY manager David Livingstone is swapping Islay for Arran as he moves to head up Isle of Arran Distillers’ Lochranza distillery.

Livingstone, who previously worked at the Laphroaig and Ardnahoe distilleries on Islay, will now take over daily operations at the Lochranza facility.

The appointment follows the opening of the company’s second Arran distillery, at Lagg, and allows James MacTaggart – who has been master distiller since 2007 – to step into the role of director of production and operations for both distilleries.

Livingstone said: “Being from the islands myself, I recognise how important distilleries are to island communities and that’s something I’ve always been passionate about.”