The green light has been given for work to start restoring the disused Rosebank distillery in Falkirk, 25 years after it first closed.
New era: Work will begin ‘shortly’ to bring Rosebank distillery back to life
Distillery owner Ian Macleod Distillers has been granted planning permission by Falkirk Council to transform the disused site into a working distillery, visitor centre and shop with space for warehousing.
Rosebank, which was first built on the banks of the Forth & Clyde Canal in 1840 as a maltings for Camelon distillery on the opposite bank, was eventually closed in 1993 by then-owner UDV (now Diageo).
Its maltings were converted into a restaurant but the distillery has lain silent since.
Ian Macleod Distillers, which purchased the site in 2017, expects to begin renovation work ‘shortly’, with a view to reopening Rosebank in autumn 2020.