HIS Royal Highness, the Earl of Wessex, today (28th Nov 2011) officially opened the first new cooperage to be built in Scotland for decades, which uniquely blends craft and innovation to transform the centuries-old trade.
The new Diageo Cambus Cooperage near Alloa has been custom designed in close co-operation with the companyâs coopers, drawing on generations of skill, craft and experience and combining it with the state-of-the-art British engineering – never before used in a cooperage – to dramatically improve the working lives of the coopers.
Photograph shows HRH (centre) with Calum Bruce (L), 51, one of Diageo’s longest serving coopers with 35 years service and Brian Law (R) one of Diageo’s 8 apprentice coopers.
Photograph by Mike Wilkinson…28/11/11
Further info : Ian Smith, Diageo 07736 786888
Photograph supplied courtesy of Diageo.