Richard Lochhead, MSP and Alison Grant, Deputy Provost Aberdeenshire showing their support for the Cabrach distillery and heritage centre.

I have to say a big thank you on behalf of the Cabrach Trust to all of the people who helped to make our launch event so special this week. There are so many people who worked really hard behind the scenes to help us to announce our plans to the world.

Thank you to all the people who made it happen especially:

Skye MacKenzie for her amazing whisky cupcakes, Patti Nelson for the gorgeous vintage crockery and accessories for the refreshments and the Birdhouse cafe in Banchory, for the scrumptious sandwiches and paninis.

Shona Hendry and Emma Park from the BIG Partnership who helped make it all happen and who did a sterling job of organising all of the media for us.

Callum and Derek Mcbain our tenant farmers who managed to make the farm so spick and span for the launch despite using the barns to get the lambs ready for market right up till the last minute.

And all of our friends and supporters who turned out to show their support for our exciting plans.