Photo kindly supplied by John Girvan

 

Site before and after clearing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is no doubt of the importance of Kennetpans' past but there is doubt about Kennetpans' future.

 

One sad part of clearing away the years of vegetation is it shows the true condition of the ruin.

This picture shows the north west corner pulling away from the body of the distillery.

 

Cracks on the west elevation

 

Looking in towards the engine room showing cracking and the key stone dropping

 

Taken from within the engine room showing rotten lintels. When these eventually fail this will result in major loss to one of the most important parts of the distillery

 

North elevation showing more rotten lintels with failure imminent

 

This building is somewhere in the region of 80 - 90 % complete from its closure in 1825, a remarkable condition considering no maintanence or consolidation has ever taken place. I would anticipate with the accelerating decay more damage will occur over the next 10 years than has in the past 200.

We still have time

 

Experts Comments

"Kennetpans, the birthplace of the Scottish Whisky Industry, the very Genesis of all things #Scotch, lies unloved and in ruins. We created modern Distilling, gave it to the World and this is how much Scotland cares about this unique and frankly incredible historical legacy. We don't. Not one bit. Its a disgrace."

Victor Brierly
Co-founder of the Whisky Ambassador Ltd