THE founders of a planned new craft brewery and distillery on the shores of Loch Lomond are to hold a community drop-in event today (Thursday, August 20).

Members of the Glen Luss Distillery project will offer the public a chance to find out more about the proposals, planned community engagement and the benefits envisaged from the scheme.

The event, being held at Luss Village Hall from 1-4pm on Thursday, will also have information for members of the public about the employment opportunities from the project, which it's hoped will result in the creation of 26 new jobs and a number of modern apprenticeships.

The project's founders – Trystan Powell, Patrick Colquhoun and Daniel Lewis – hope the micro-distillery aspect of the project will be ready to open in May 2021, subject to planning approval being given by the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority.

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The distillery’s website also says the project will “aim to reduce the impact of over-tourism” by working with the local community to support a forthcoming traffic management plan for the village.

Those plans include a new village green space and car parking facilities to the south of the Loch Lomond Arms Hotel, in a bid to encourage people to explore Luss on foot, rather than parking their cars in the middle of the village – a headache that has plagued residents for many years.

Visit or see the project's Facebook page for more information.

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