Diageo at Leven – major milestone for the world’s biggest bottling plant

Loving Leven – from left, Ewan Andrew, Jenny Gilruth MSP, and Stuart Galbraith

THE team at Diageo’s Leven plant were joined by MSP Jenny Gilruth last month when the company celebrated the 50th anniversary of the site. 

The Leven facility is claimed to be the biggest packaging plant on the planet and produces a range of Diageo’s top brands, including Tanqueray, Gordon’s, Smirnoff, Captain Morgan, Johnnie Walker, Talisker and Lagavulin. 

During her visit to the site Gilruth – the Scottish cabinet secretary for education and skills – was introduced to Diageo employee Anrei Carlov, who has worked at Leven for 40 years, as well as new-start Lauren Ferguson, who only started work there the previous week. 

“We are proud of everything Diageo Leven has achieved in its 50 years of bottling some of the world’s most famous and popular brands, and we want to thank everyone who works at the site today and who has worked there over the past 50 years for all they have contributed to our success,” said site director, Stuart Galbraith. “We continue to build for the future development of the site and its environmental sustainability, and we look forward to the next 50 years and beyond for Diageo Leven.”

The Leven site has been developed several times since it began operation in 1973. 

In 2012, the company added a new, state-of-the-art bottling hall, hall 3, and it recently completed construction of an 8000-panel solar array.