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Peatland conservation boost from distillery

MORE than 700 acres of peatlands on Islay are to be restored and conserved under a new partnership between Lagavulin Distillery and RSPB Scotland.

RSPB is partnering Lagavulin Scotch whisky as part of the distillery’s 200th anniversary legacy to carry out conservation on large areas of peatland on the island.

Georgie Crawford, Lagavulin distillery manager, said: ‘We can’t make the distinctive character of Lagavulin, which people around the world have been enjoying for 200 years, without using peat.

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