NS3977 : Kilmalid bottling and blending plant

taken 1 year ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Kilmalid bottling and blending plant
Kilmalid bottling and blending plant
The older (back) and recent (front) parts of the plant are at the centre of the picture. The older part has retained its Ballantine's logo. This is a distant view, from almost a mile off; it is difficult to obtain a good view of the site as a whole from nearby, but click on the end-note title for various closer views.

The areas of housing are (near right) the newer parts of Dalquhurn and (right background) Bellsmyre, with part of the Long Crags forming the backdrop. A large industrial building on the right, directly between the two areas of housing, is not part of the Kilmalid plant, but is the NS3977 : Aggreko manufacturing plant.

Two domes seen indistinctly in the distance at the far right are part of Garshake Water Works: Link
Kilmalid bottling and blending plant

The blending plant built by Hiram Walker (Scotland) at Kilmalid, near Dumbarton, opened in 1977, and was said to be the most advanced in Europe. A few years later, a bottling plant was also built here; it went into operation in August 1982. Later, after various takeovers and mergers, the company operating the site was called Chivas Brothers (part of Pernod Ricard). Towards the end of 2016, Chivas Brothers announced that it was closing its operations at Paisley, but investing in an expansion of the Kilmalid site; jobs from Paisley were to be transferred there. It was intended that the expansion work at Kilmalid be completed in 2019.

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Date Taken
Friday, 8 May, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 23 July, 2020
Geographical Context
Industry 
Landmark (from Tags)
The Long Crags 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3961 7746 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.7971N 4:34.2640W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3817 7803
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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