Great response to appeal for Ben Nevis Distillery pictures

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Ben Nevis Distillery staff are raising a glass to the many people who responded to their appeal for old photographs of its buildings and workforce which has led to some never-before-seen images being produced.

The life and times of the distillery and its whisky is being traced on a storyboard to be located in the newly-revamped visitor centre but while staff found a good number of photographs from the early days, very few covered the mid-20th century period.

After an article in the Lochaber Times’ sister publication Lochaber Life this month, several people contacted the distillery with images from the 1940s on, many showing members of their family at work in the whisky-making process and the range of buildings which have gradually disappeared over time.

Visitor centre manager Brian Hume said: ‘We are very grateful to everyone who has shared their pictures with us and would be really interested to see any more that may be out there.’

If you think you may have something of interest, contact Brian on 01397 700200 or  email

Photograph (NO_F44_Ben Nevis Distillery1800s): Ben Nevis Distillery in the 1800s.