We have also invested in a new weir and fish pass in the River Dullan – part of the River Spey catchment that is so crucial to the Scotch whisky industry. The project, which has taken three and a half years to design and construct, in collaboration with the Spey Fishery Board, replaces an outdated and damaged weir, and will significantly improve upstream biodiversity and increase the opportunity for spawning trout and salmon.
Our Mortlach Distillery and Dufftown Distillery currently use water from the River Dullan for cooling in the distilling process, but the weir will bring environmental benefits to the whole Spey water catchment area which is home to a total of 11 Diageo single malt distilleries. If you’ve ever wondered about the fish logo on the Singleton bottles, now you know.
We know there is much more to do. We are excited by that and are working hard to ensure a sustainable future for our environment.