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By Christie Breen
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Cheers to new festival for Lockerbie

A NEW whisky festival will be making its debut in Lockerbie in autumn.

The team behind the annual Fife Whisky Festival are now bringing their passion for whisky, and their expertise to the new Borderlands Whisky Festival

Set to take place on Saturday October 12, at Lockerbie Town Hall, it aims to be a celebration of the rich heritage and craft, not only of distilleries nestled in the border regions, but also of whisky producers from further afield.

Fife Whisky Festival co-founders Karen Somerville and Justine Hazlehurst are excited to be sharing the event with a whole new audience in this region.

Karen said: “It is the next step for us as a business to take what we achieve in Fife to a whole new area.”

Justine added: “We’re always keen to share our passion for whisky whilst making sure that the ethos of our festivals – that they should also benefit the local community – is upheld.”

The new festival aims to shine a spotlight on the distilleries in the border areas. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample a diverse range of whiskies from renowned producers such as The Borders Distillery, based in Hawick; Ad Gefrin Distillery, based in Wooler, as well as Dumfries and Galloway’s own Bladnoch and Moffat distilleries. In addition, there’ll also be whisky producers from beyond the Borderlands, showcasing their whisky wares throughout the day.

Whether you’re a seasoned whisky aficionado or simply curious to explore the world of whisky, you’re invited to the Borderlands Whisky Festival to discover the rich tapestry of flavours, stories, and traditions at this inaugural celebration.

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