Stewart is in charge at Lochranza

ISLE of Arran Distillers, which operates two whisky distilleries on the island, has appointed Stewart Bowman to head up the team at its Lochranza distillery.

Bowman, previously site operations manager at Brora Distillery, takes over from former distillery manager David Livingstone, who left the company in September.

Isle of Arran opened its Lochranza distillery nearly 25 years ago. Production at the second distillery, at Lagg, began in 2019.

Director of operations and production, James MacTaggart, said: “We’re all very excited to be welcoming Stewart to our wonderful company. His experience, passion and understanding of the industry will no doubt be a huge asset as we look to the future with Lochranza Distillery.

“This is a very exciting time for Isle of Arran Distillers, and we are so happy to be welcoming visitors back to our distilleries after what has been a challenging period for the industry.

“With Stewart on board we are thrilled to get going with what promises to be a very exciting time for the company.”