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Famous Grouse Offers Free Distillery Tours To Military Personnel


1st November 2017
In support of Poppyscotland, The Famous Grouse Experience visitor attraction is offering 'FREE' Distillery and Tasting Experience tours for serving and retired military personnel during the month of November.

The iconic Grouse statue at the Famous Grouse Experience adorned with hat and poppy's to support Poppyscotland as we approach Rememberance Day.

The Glenturret distillery in Crieff, Perthshire, the spiritual home of The Famous Grouse has announced that The Famous Grouse Experience visitor attraction will be offering 'FREE' Distillery and Tasting Experience tours for serving and retired military personnel during the month of November.

To mark the announcement of free tours for serving and retired military personnel and to highlight the ongoing contribution of the armed forces in the run up to Remembrance Sunday The Famous Grouse Experience commissioned talented Crieff artist June McEwan to add an eye-catching accessory to the larger than life Grouse statue which is situated outside Scotlandís most visited and oldest working distillery.

June went to great heights for Poppyscotland, the fearless fundraiser ascended 20 feet on a cherrypicker to crown the iconic Grouse statue with a striking poppy hat along with a poppy embellishment on the Grouseís breast.

June, who is a prominent member of Crieff Remembers, a community organisation formed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of WW1, based her design on the traditional military caps and bonnets of that era.

June commented, saying: "I was honoured to be commissioned to create this artwork and I hope that it reminds visitors to The Famous Grouse Experience of the sacrifices of the brave men and women who served in our armed forces, both then and now.

"Itís not often that I have to use a cherrypicker to put the finishing touches to my artwork, but I am happy with the finished design. I was inspired by photographer of WW1 soldiers and wanted to create something that was both eyecatching and respectful."

John Laurie, General Manager at The Famous Grouse Experience, who announced that the visitor attraction would be offering free Distillery and Tasting Experience tours for serving and retired military personnel during the month of November, said: "As well as hosting our annual Poppyscotland collection, staff at The Famous Grouse Experience wanted to do something special to give back to the brave men and women who serve, or have served, in our armed forces."

PoppyscotlandGordon Michie, Head of Fundraising at Poppyscotland, said: "We are extremely grateful to everyone at The Famous Grouse Experience for their support of the Scottish Poppy Appeal and for going the extra mile for us this year, which means that members of the Armed Forces community can continue to receive the vital services that they rely on."

Poppyscotland supports ex-servicemen and women and their families, providing life-changing support for the Armed Forces community. The charity helps at times of crisis and need, offering vital, practical advice, assistance and funding.

If you wish to support Poppyscotland, either by donating, fundraising, volunteering or simply buying a poppy or other merchandise from their online shop you find details of how to go about it on their website www.poppyscotland.org.uk
 

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