A Highland business has donated the proceeds of a bottle of local single malt, created in memory of its long-time branch manager Scott Dunn, to Highland Hospice and Maggies Highland.
Brett Gleed, current manager of The Whisky Shop on Bridge Street in Inverness, said, “Scott was a keen runner and cyclist who raised money for various charities over the years, most notably Highland Hospice and Maggies Highland.
“After his sudden and very sad passing in May last year, our company thought it would be fitting to have a tribute bottle of local single malt dedicated to Scott’s life, in aid of these two charities and in accordance with the wishes of his family.
“The bottles have now been sold, raising a total of £10,000 which means that each charity will receive £5,000. This is an incredible amount to have raised in such a short time, and is testament to how well-loved and popular Scott was within the Highland community.”
Darren Leitch, National Retail Manager of The Whisky Shop added, "I am certain Scott would have approved of the chosen local whisky from the Royal Brackla distillery from our exclusive Glenkeir Treasure range. I would also like to thank our regular and loyal customers and local W-Club members who purchased the bottles and helped raise these funds in Scott’s honour for the two local charities which meant so much to him".
Highland Hospice Corporate Fundraiser Karen Duff said, “We can’t thank The Whisky Shop and Scott’s family enough for this very special donation. We were all so shocked and saddened to hear of Scott’s passing last year, and so this is really gratefully appreciated.”
Andrew Benjamin, Fundraising Manager for Maggie's Highlands, added, “Scott was an incredible man, who was loved by so many people. We are honoured to receive this donation in his memory and extend our heartfelt thanks also.”