A SCOTTISH intellectual property law firm has been named the official corporate sponsor of an inaugural gin festival in Glasgow.

True OriGINs takes place on Friday May 31 and Saturday June 1 at The Briggait in the city’s Merchant City and is expected to attract some 1500 people.

The event is the first of its kind in Glasgow to showcase only Scottish distilled and bottled gins.

Guests will be able to discover more than 70 gins selected for their distinctive makers’ stories and brand style as part of a bespoke gin journey, including tastings and masterclasses.

Eight separate festival “regions” will showcase gins from across Scotland – from the Highlands and Islands to the Borders, and all points in between. The event will also have a selection of vendors on hand offering the chance to sample wood-fired pizzas and other dishes.

Marks & Clerk said it is proud to toast its sponsorship of the unique gathering with organisers MFGF Events Limited.

Mungo Finlayson, co-founder of MFGF Events said: “We’re delighted to have the opportunity of launching in Glasgow, utilising the wonderful backdrop of the city’s former fish market – now a vibrant home for visual artists and cultural organisations – while tapping into its thriving gin scene.

“However, none of it would be possible without vital sponsorship deals with supportive companies which help to ensure our sustained growth,” he added.