The week in pictures

In whisky tourism, Edinburgh-based Holyrood Distillery toasted the well-timed launch of its brand new production facility.

It is the first single malt whisky distillery to open in the Scottish capital since 1925, when The Edinburgh Distillery (better known as Glen Sciennes) closed.

Founder Rob Carpenter and his team gathered to unveil their distillery and welcome the very first visitors for one of their daily guided tour experiences on Tuesday (30 July).

The opening is well timed, as the Edinburgh Fringe will welcome hundreds of thousands of tourists when it starts on Friday (2 August). Visitors can take time out of their tightly-packed show schedule to book a tour of Holyrood’s new gaff, which cost close to £7 million (£6.5 million) to bring to life.

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