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£550raised of £25,000 target by 8 supporters

    Weʼve raised £550 to carry out emergency stabilisation on the birthplace of Scotland's whisky industry Kennetpans Distillery

    Location
    Kennetpans, Clackmannan, Scotland.
    Time left
    Funded on Monday, 18th July 2016

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    We received notification yesterday, 17th June, from our architect that a significant section of the ruin is in imminent danger of collapse, the area in question being the location of Scotland's first James Watt Steam Engine (1786).

    When the rotten lintels fail we will loose a significant part of industrial heritage and possibly also loose evidence relating to the steam engine.

    Historic Environmental Scotland have been made aware of the situation
    and expect to conduct a survey next week.

    These additional funds (a guesstimate of £25 000) will enable Kennetpans Trust, working with HES, to start immediately on a full consolidation of this area without removing funds from other vulnerable areas.

    The importance of Kennetpans cannot be over estimated with regard to the industrial and archaeological heritage of Scotland and to distilling worldwide.

    Widely accepted as the birthplace of the Scotch Whisky Industry and as the world's first industrial distillery, Kennetpans Distillery is where distilling left the farmyards and became a true industry. To this day the legacy of Kennetpans lives on through the Haig and Jameson brands both of which have their roots at Kennetpans.

    This ruin must be saved and it needs your help now.

    Some expert's comments about the ruin:

    Kennetpans is the ground zero of the whisky industry”
    Neil Wilson, Whisky Historian, Writer and Publisher

    "If any part of Scotland's distilling industry, indeed its whole industrial legacy, deserves to be saved Kennetpans is surely it"”
    Ian Buxton, Keeper of the Quaich
    Ex Group Marketing Director for Glenmorangie

    "The distilleries founded by the Steins ...were the largest manufacturing undertaking of any kind to emerge during the first decade of the Industrial Revolution in Scotland"
    Professor John R. Hume

    See more comments on our web site - www.kennetpans.info


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    • Fiona Frew

      Fiona Frew

      a year ago

      Fiona Frew

      10 hours to go with our appeal. Kennetpans Trust would like to thank everyone who tweeted, shared, liked or posted in support. Special thanks to those who donated: Anonymous, Caoimhe Burnett, Louise Downing, Tom & Gill, Anonymous, The Good Spirit Company, Eddie & Norma and Anonymous.

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    • Fiona Frew

      Fiona Frew

      a year ago

      Fiona Frew

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    • Fiona Frew

      Fiona Frew

      a year ago

      Fiona Frew

      This morning as I walked down to the ruin there were two songs going through my mind. The songs were Another Brick in the Wall and I'm Still Standing. No idea why it was these song as I don't really like either of them but they are both appropriate for the wall we are trying to save. Glad to say Elton John's title is correct at this time although we could still do with some more of Pink Floyd's bricks. Can anyone suggest other songs that are relevant so that I can get these two out of my head? Another image that makes my heart sing -

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    a year ago

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    8

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 5, 2016

      £10.00

    • Caoimhe Burnett

      Caoimhe Burnett

      Jul 5, 2016

      £5.00

    • Louise Downing

      Louise Downing

      Jun 22, 2016

      £10.00

    • Tom and Gill

      Tom and Gill

      Jun 21, 2016

      Hi Fiona,BryanGood luck with it!

      £50.00

    • The Good Spirits Co. Ltd.

      The Good Spirits Co. Ltd.

      Jun 20, 2016

      This seems a worthy recipient of our funds collected via the plastic bag charge.

      £365.00

    • Eddie & Norma

      Eddie & Norma

      Jun 19, 2016

      Hope all goes well

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 18, 2016

      £50.00

    About the fundraiser
    Fiona Frew

    Fiona Frew

    Kennetpans, Clackmannan, Scotland.

    Kennetpans Trust is a charitable trust that was established in 2011 to stabilise the ruins of Kennetpans Distillery 1650 - 1826.

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