NEW life will today be breathed into whisky distilling on the banks of the River Clyde when The Clydeside Distillery officially opens its doors to the public.

The distillery, between the Riverside Museum and SSE Hydro, is now producing the first spirit in the area for more than 100 years.

Sitting on the site formerly known as The Queen’s Dock, once the heart of Glasgow’s shipping industry, The Pump House, with its famous clock tower, includes a visitor centre with interactive whisky experience, shop and café. The copper stills that take pride of place will produce a high-quality Lowland single malt Scotch whisky.

Glasgow’s links to the whisky industry have been brought to life through words, pictures and film as visitors make their way through 140 years of history as part of a self-led and guided tour.

Owned by Morrison Glasgow Distillers Ltd, the project to transform The Pump House into an operational whisky distillery began in 2012.