SCOTLAND

SCOTLAND

New Pink Lady Gin

2020 has been a strange year for all of us in the drinks industry. With the country being put in and out of a series of lockdowns, businesses are having to adapt to and overcome these restrictions. During these unprecedented times – Stirling Distillery, in the heart of Scotland have been busy with a project that has been in the works for just under a year now. This November, they announced the launch of their very own pink gin, which we they’re calling ‘The Pink Lady’. With Pink gin being the drink of the moment in the ever-evolving Gin industry, Stirling Gin are the latest Distillery to get on board with this, putting their own unique twist on it. Inspired by the owner’s daughter Elle McCann and with artwork from Estelle Redding, this wonderful addition now takes the distilleries Folklore collection up to six strong.

Stirling Distillery’s folklore collecting brings with it more than just different types of Gin. With each bottle, there is a unique story to go along with it. Each of these stories are based on Scottish Folklore tales, making the Stirling gin experience somewhat personal to the Scottish heritage of where the distillery is located. In-keeping with the Folklore collection tradition, the Pink Lady gin comes with a story of its own. A noble and beautiful woman who was betrothed to a brave Scots knight who defended Stirling castle against the English siege of 1304. That night, her true love died during the battle. She died shortly after, heartbroken at the thought of never seeing her true love again. Her lonely spirit is said to be wandering the Castle and the Kirk Tower in the dead of night in her elegant and distinct pink robes.

The Pink Lady is Distilled using the main still at the distillery which is named ‘Flora’ after Co-owner June’s mother. The Pink Lady is a refreshing and crisp gin with 12 delicious botanicals including rose petals, pink peppercorn and pink grapefruit. It is fragranced with juniper and spices as well as floral and pepper to leave your taste buds craving more. To maximise its delight, it is recommended that it be served over ice, with a slice of pink grapefruit and a Fever-tree Mediterranean tonic, and if you fancy spicing things up a little, add a slice of fresh chilli to make this drinking experience even more unique.

This is an exciting new launch for the team at Stirling Distillery, who are showing that even though there may be a global pandemic – life and business must go on. While the distillery may be closed for in-person gin tours & tastings, they are still staying busy with their popular virtual gin tastings done over Zoom – this coupled with new additions to their expanding repertoire such as the release of their ‘Sons of Scotland’ Whisky collection later this month – shows that this craft distillery is not going to let Covid get in their way of progress.

The Pink Lady will be available from the distillery shop, the website.

For more information please contact:
Cameron McCann
Tel: 01786596496
email: Hello@stirlingggin.co.uk

WARMWORKS SCOTLAND ACHIEVES INVESTORS IN PEOPLE PLATINUM ACCREDITATION


Warmworks Scotland, managing agent of the Scottish Government’s national fuel poverty scheme, Warmer Homes Scotland, has achieved the prestigious Investors in People Platinum Accreditation.

For nearly 30 years, Investors in People has been recognised internationally as a leading people accreditation. To have received the highest level accreditation is a terrific achievement and means that Warmworks has become only the second organisation in Scotland to achieve a Platinum award in its first assessment against the standard.

Commenting on the award, Ross Armstrong, Managing Director of Warmworks said: “I am absolutely delighted that Warmworks has been awarded the Investors in People accreditation, Platinum standard. This was our first assessment against the standard and to receive the highest level accreditation is a testament to how we do business.

“I am extremely proud and privileged to be a part of this amazing organisation, one that has already achieved so much in the four years since it was formed. The next step for us is to use our unique, values-driven culture as our starting point for our future growth and development, ensuring that we maximise this platform to build an equally exciting and inspiring future.”

Bonnie Clarke, Chief Executive of Remarkable, the organisation licensed to deliver Investors in People in Scotland, said: “As one of only 42 organisations that hold the prestigious Investors in People Platinum award, Warmworks joins an illustrious group of high performing organisations – huge congratulations to the entire team on their incredible achievement, it is very well deserved indeed. It is terrific to see an organisation where those in positions of leadership role model the behaviours that bring to life their values – professionalism, enthusiasm, innovation, teamwork and care. This is what Investors in People is about – making work better. Keep up the good work!”

Warmworks, based in Edinburgh near Leith, was founded in 2015 and employs around 70 field and office-based employees. It also manages a supply chain of 300+, which cover the length and breadth of Scotland.

Media Contact: Bronagh Finnegan, Public Affairs and Communications Manager bronagh.finnegan@warmworks.co.uk

Warmworks
1. Warmworks Scotland is a joint venture between the Energy Saving Trust, Everwarm and Changeworks
2. It is the Managing Agent of the Scottish Government’s national fuel poverty scheme, Warmer Homes Scotland
3. The latest Warmworks Annual Report is available to view or download at: https://www.warmworks.co.uk/about/

Warmworks Scotland – IIP Platinum Award – additional information from the final report:
• Warmworks IIP Benchmark was 814 whereas the average benchmark across
the sector in which they operate is 724.

• Warmworks is now one of 42 organisations in Scotland who hold Platinum accreditation and only the second that has achieved Platinum status in their first assessment against the standard.

• Transparency and trust are core to how Warmworks operate, leading and inspiring people to achieve great things on a daily basis.

• The values and behaviours integral to delivering a great service to people who experience fuel poverty is fully engrained in how everyone operates and understands their role.

• Leaders are active role models, leading by example and are trusted by people in the organisation, showing people what a good job looks like and would never ask people to do anything they would not do themselves.

About Investors in People (IIP)
4. Remarkable exclusively delivers the Investors in People accreditation within Scotland

5. Investors in People supports and challenges organisations to navigate and interpret the opportunities of doing business in the 21st century in innovative and creative ways. Opportunities such as technology, succession planning, flexible working; and challenges such as ineffectual decision making, absenteeism, employee disengagement

6. Investors in People is not about paperwork nor is it an audit or a rigid assessment. It is about listening to our clients, talking to our clients and becoming a critical friend to our clients to develop action orientated, positive solutions that are unique and fit for purpose

7. Investors in People recognises employer brands that are committed to looking after their people, engaging them and building trust; and it is the only international standard that aligns ambition and people – research tells us that nearly two thirds (57%) of organisations think Investors in People helps their staff be more productive (Source: Investors in People, Community Interest Company, UK)

8. Investors in People delivers objective and independent insights, stretch and inspiration to enable ambitious organisations to innovate and maintain their competitive edge to deliver outstanding client experiences and increase prosperity

9. The 6th generation of Investors in People has ensured it remains relevant for the challenges and the changes facing organisations in the 21st century – over 75% of Investors in People organisations in Scotland say it has had a positive impact, particularly around employee engagement, learning effectiveness and organisation performance (Source: IIP Impact Research, University of Glasgow, 2015)

10. There are 4 levels of award (Standard, Silver, Gold and Platinum) and within each of these, 4 levels of “maturity” (Developed, Established, Advanced and High Performing). Each level is more progressive and challenging than the next and each award is a fantastic recognition in its own right

11. For nearly 30 years Investors in People has been recognised internationally as a leading people accreditation

12. Investors in People has been achieved by over 14,000 organisations worldwide, across over 75 countries

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