There is no doubt of the importance of Kennetpans to Scotland's 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 withn 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 is an important site in the Historic development of the whisky industry, and for something to survive since 18th century and being an early forerunner in the industrial revolution of Scotland, I agree it should be saved.”

Alan Winchester
Whisky Historian
Master Distiller The Glenlivet Distilleries