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Guided Tour of Kennetpans Distillery, Clackmannan - "The birthplace of the Scottish whisky industry"

RTPI Central Scotland Chapter Event

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 at 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Clackmannan FK10 4BW, UK
RTPI Scotland

Kennetpans Distillery is recognised as being the world's first commercial distillery, where distilling left the farmyards and became a true industry. It is the distillery that formed the Scottish and Irish whisky industries as we know them today.

Both the Haig brand and the largest Irish brand (Jamesons) have their roots at Kennetpans which also founded the export market for Scotch whisky, now worth over £4.25 billion to the Scottish economy. According to the Kennetpans Trust;

“I challenge anyone to name a distillery past or present that has impacted more, not only our whisky industry, but on the industrialisation of Scotland”

There will be a talk as we walk around the ruins by Bryan and Fiona Frew of the Kennetpans Trust and their volunteers, who have been working with Historic Environment Scotland and the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative on conserving the site.

Due to the nature of this event there will be no catering, but feel free to bring a full hipflask if you’re not driving to toast the contribution of Kennetpans to the worldwide whisky industry and the pleasure of many…

Please note that the distillery is a ruin and you will be there at your own risk.

Please also wear outdoor clothing and stout footwear.

Book your place by Friday 16th June by emailing Graeme Finlay (

Free to RTPI members and nonmembers
This event will contribute to your CPD requirements.

Detailed travel directions here