Rise in visitor numbers at Glenkinchie

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Glenkinchie Distillery

Glenkinchie distillery near Pencaitland enjoyed a seven per cent increase in visitors last year.

Rhona Paisley, manager of Glenkinchie Visitor Centre, told the East Lothian Courier that the site welcomed 24,465 visitors in 2010.

Rhona told the newspaper: “We are delighted by the increase in visitor numbers we have seen over the past year at Glenkinchie.

“This year we are working harder than ever to ensure we continue to grow our visitor numbers and contribute positively to the wider East Lothian tourist economy.”

Steve Blake, general manager of Diageo’s visitor centres, said: “Scotch whisky is this country’s fastest-growing export and it is also a fantastic advert to overseas visitors.

“We very much hope that as the popularity of Scotch continues to expand around the world we will be able to play a key role in attracting increasing numbers of visitors to Scotland.”

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