Work restarts at Edinburgh's Johnnie Walker visitor centre on Princes Street

Work is back underway on Johnnie Walker’s forthcoming flagship site in the heart of Edinburgh's city centre.

By Gary Flockhart
Friday, 19th June 2020, 7:34 pm
Updated Friday, 19th June 2020, 7:41 pm

Construction had ceased on March 23 due to the coronavirus lockdown, but work is back on to transform the former House of Fraser store on Princes Street into a 'world-class' whisky destination.

The Johnnie Walker Princes Street attraction is the focal point of Diageo’s £150 million investment in Scotch whisky tourism. Such plans include transforming Glenkinchie, Cardhu, Caol Ila and Clynelish distilleries and restoring those in Brora in the Highlands and Port Ellen on Islay.

Featuring two roof top bars, a flagship retail store, a variety of interactive tours, exclusive tasting experiences and much more, Johnnie Walker Princes Street will offer the ultimate whisky experience for guests from home and abroad.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

Work is back underway on Johnnie Walker’s forthcoming flagship site in Edinburgh.

A Diageo spokesperson said: “Our first priority continues to be the health and safety of our people, partners and the local community.

“We are pleased that our construction partners are now able to restart work on the Johnnie Walker Princes Street development in line with government guidance and we look forward to resuming progress on this flagship tourism investment for Edinburgh and Scotland.”

A Message from the Editor

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news on this free-to-read site, I am asking you to also please purchase a copy of our newspaper.

Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the most rigorous standards in the world. But being your eyes and ears comes at a price. So we need your support more than ever to buy our newspapers during this crisis.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers - and consequently the advertising that we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news and information by buying a copy of our newspaper.

Thank you

Joy Yates

Editorial Director