Work has well and truly started on our second warehouse at the new Coultorsay site down the road from the distillery.
Last month, independent construction company Robertson began erecting the steel frame of the three-cell warehouse. Challenged by our typical west-coast weather and the difficulty with transporting materials onto the island, the small team have worked on undeterred in order to make progress with the mammoth structure. Next steps will see the roof fitted along with the cladding.
Project Manager Chris Connor has settled into the island way of life quite well, and has been getting involved with the local community, arranging work experience opportunities, student site visits, and careers talks with Islay High School. The Robertson team are also working closely with local groups, including the Islay Community Garden, pledging sponsorship to the Islay Youth Football Team and generously pledging to donate the site defibrillator to the local paramedic team.