Port of Leith Distillery

Name/location Port of Leith Distillery (Ocean Drive next to Ocean Terminal)
Owner/developer Leith Distillery
Proposal New building to house a whisky distillery, including visitor experience/tasting area and shop, office and bar/restaurant. Development will involve moving the existing listed Paint Shed building to a new location.
Current status
  • Application being considered
  • Alcohol licence approved
Key dates Developer aims to start build in 2019
LHNCC POSITION Supported (see October 2017 minutes)
  • New business
  • Will attract visitors to the area
  • Interesting and attractive design
Issues Involves moving the existing Paint Shed building (listed building status removed)
Actions by LHNCC No action taken
Future action Check out situation regarding CEC Committee response requirement ‘Notwithstanding the above, it is noted that the paint shed was delisted by Historic Environment Scotland in December 2016 and can be removed from the site without permission. Therefore on balance, the proposal is acceptable in this instance subject to a condition requiring that the applicant undertake a programme of works ensuring that a historic record of the building is kept.’
Notes Planning to start clearing ground and dismantling Paint Shed beginning of February, to be stored at Ocean Terminal until new site identified. Discussed with James Wall (Holder Planning) to see if any consideration being given to Paint Shed in Resolution’s plan for Ocean Terminal and spoke to Stephen Dickson (Case Officer) but told not relevant to that application. Meeting with Paddy McGrath and Ian Stirling (Port of Leith Distillery) to discuss progress arranged for 11/4/19.  They have provided update report for Newsletter and copy will be on our Planning portal. Also in touch with Morvern Cunningham, Leith Live re update.
Further information https://leithdistillery.com
CEC reference/link 17/04428/FUL