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TITLE
Staff at Glen Ord Distillery, Muir of Ord
EXTERNAL ID
THCCP_DINGWALL_DISTILLERY
PLACENAME
Muir of Ord
DISTRICT
Muir of Ord
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Urray
DATE OF IMAGE
2004
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Alexander Collett
SOURCE
Highland Community Planning & Resources Project
ASSET ID
39962
KEYWORDS
villages
railways
distilleries
Staff at Glen Ord Distillery, Muir of Ord

This photograph shows staff at Glen Ord Distillery, Muir of Ord, Ross-shire. They are (clockwise from front left) Alex Johannesen, Eric Walker (Manager), Mike Haldane, Iain Ross, Stevie Ciltsham (holding bottle of Glen Ord). The photograph was taken in August 2004 by Alexander Collett as part of 'Make the Muir Matter' project, a community planning exercise led by local residents and supported by partners of the Highland Wellbeing Alliance: Highland's Community Planning Partnership.

Glen Ord Distillery at Muir of Ord, Ross-shire dates back to 1838 when the local landowner,Thomas MacKenzie of Ord, leased land for the distillery to be built. His aim was to give all-year round employment to locals and provide a ready market for his barley. Since then, the distillery has changed hands various times. It was closed during both World Wars in order to conserve barley for foodstuffs. In 1985 the distillery was taken over by Guinness. Today, the company is part of the Guinness and Grand Metropolitan merger, DIAGEO

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Staff at Glen Ord Distillery, Muir of Ord

ROSS: Urray

2000s

villages; railways; distilleries

Highland Community Planning & Resources Project

Make the Muir Matter - Photographs of Muir of Ord

This photograph shows staff at Glen Ord Distillery, Muir of Ord, Ross-shire. They are (clockwise from front left) Alex Johannesen, Eric Walker (Manager), Mike Haldane, Iain Ross, Stevie Ciltsham (holding bottle of Glen Ord). The photograph was taken in August 2004 by Alexander Collett as part of 'Make the Muir Matter' project, a community planning exercise led by local residents and supported by partners of the Highland Wellbeing Alliance: Highland's Community Planning Partnership.<br /> <br /> Glen Ord Distillery at Muir of Ord, Ross-shire dates back to 1838 when the local landowner,Thomas MacKenzie of Ord, leased land for the distillery to be built. His aim was to give all-year round employment to locals and provide a ready market for his barley. Since then, the distillery has changed hands various times. It was closed during both World Wars in order to conserve barley for foodstuffs. In 1985 the distillery was taken over by Guinness. Today, the company is part of the Guinness and Grand Metropolitan merger, DIAGEO