The week in pictures

Meanwhile, Diageo has hired its first female cooper apprentices (the ones that make the barrels), and acknowledged that while the ancient craft of creating oak casks has been part of Scotch whisky for centuries, it’s a fairly male dominated role.

First-year coopering apprentices Angela Cochrane and Kirsty Olychick are working at Diageo’s Cambus Cooperage in Clackmannanshire.

Angela and Kirsty are part of team of 16 coopering apprentices in the Coopering School at Diageo Cambus, learning the skills of a cooper over the course of a four-year apprenticeship.

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