PLANNERS are being invited to raise their glasses to proposals for new grain storage and intake buildings at a Borders whisky distillery.

The Grahamslaw Distillery Hold Co. Limited has submitted a planning application to Scottish Borders Council which also incorporates alterations to an existing grain store building and agricultural building and for the demolition of a general-purpose building on the land within Grahamslaw Farm near Kelso.

The new grain intake and grain store buildings are to dry and store grain for use in the Grahamslaw distillery.

The Grahamslaw Distillery Company is transforming Grahamslaw Farm into a high quality, sustainable distillery producing a traditional Lowland single malt.

The long-term objective is to produce whisky leaving a zero-carbon footprint with an environmental legacy running through all aspects of the distillery, from the energy used to the buildings’ conversion and sustainable farming practices.

A unique feature of the farm distillery will be the emphasis on producing authentic ‘field to bottle’ single malt whisky, using only spring barley grown on the 667-acre farm.