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GlenWyvis distributes community grants

Community-owned distillery GlenWyvis has distributed a second round of grants in Dingwall and Ross-shire. The GlenWyvis Goodwill Fund has distributed £20,000 to fourteen local organisations in this round, bringing the total granted so far to £30,000.
GlenWyvis was founded in 2015, aiming to be a collective journey for the community of Dingwall, and to bring whisky distilling back to the area almost 90 years after Ben Wyvis Distillery closed. 
The latest recipients of grants from the fund include Dingwall Museum, local primary schools, and Culbokie Community Trust.
David McIntyre, chair of GlenWyvis, said: “This is what GlenWyvis is all about: the Goodwill Fund. We are trying to generate as much as we can to help folks in our community and make a positive impact on people’s lives in Dingwall and beyond. We have allocated grants to educational and cultural initiatives, as well as to local entrepreneurs to help their businesses grow.”
Distillery director and head of the Goodwill Fund, Dr Jock Ramsay, added: “These awards are supporting local children’s educational needs, helping cultural and
heritage organisations, and investing in the growth of local businesses in the area…
“The Board and our 3,500 Members see the Goodwill Fund as a priority, alongside making excellent gin and whisky. We have raised a total of £50K for the Goodwill Fund additional £9K for Cornerstone, a Scottish charity caring for people with additional needs in their own homes.”
For more information on the fund, and to see the full list of grants distributed, visit the GlenWyvis website.

13 May 2024 - Lucy Schofield