THE new £60 million Chivas bottling hall in Dumbarton has been shown off to the town's MSP on a guided tour of the facility.

Jackie Baillie met with apprentices as well as the company’s director of manufacturing Liam Donegan at the site where she cut the first sod of grass four years ago.

Ms Baillie was shown around the bottling hall at Chivas’ Kilmalid site where the likes of Ballantine’s and Chivas Regal are bottled and boxed up before being distributed.

Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter: Bottling hall at the Kilmalid site. Bottling hall at the Kilmalid site.

She said: “It was a pleasure to visit the Balloch bottling hall at Kilmalid having cut the first sod of grass to mark the start of its development four years ago.

“The facility is absolutely fascinating and the staff members who work there are a fantastic asset to the company.

“I was delighted to meet with the very clever and passionate apprentices who are enthusiastic and committed to the company which is performing well again in global markets after sales were impacted during the pandemic.

“I was keen to hear about future plans for the site which sounds as though it is going from strength to strength.

“I want to thank the staff at Chivas for making this visit enjoyable and informative.”