LIDL is launching a new range of artisan gins as part of its first gin festival, with craft distillers benefitting from a £180,000 business deal.

Six artisan producers will supply eight different gins to Lidl’s 94 Scottish stores from May 3.

The new collection contains gins from Shetland, Orkney, Perthshire, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Four products are brand new to supermarket shelves – Makar Cask Matured Oak Aged, Strathearn Scottish, Shetland Distillery Simmer and Tide Line Gin – helping these boutique Scottish businesses to expand their reach.

Ginerosity, the social enterprise gin that pours all of its profits back into projects that help young people, is included in the line up.

Brand manager Colin Campbell said: “We’re thrilled to collaborate with Lidl for the first time, and be included as part of the line-up for their inaugural Scottish Gin Festival. This means we can bring out ethical gin to more gin-lovers nationwide, while also helping young adults access education, training and employment.”