Scottish whisky distillery closes its visitor centre as a coronavirus precaution

A whisky distillery in Scotland has temporarily closed its visitor centre amid coronavirus fears.

Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre in Inverness will be closed as of today for the foreseeable future.

Staff at the company made an announcement today saying the decision was made to protect the health and welfare of visitors and staff at the distillery.

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A statement online read: “Closure announcement: During a time of universal uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we take the health and welfare of our visitors, staff and community very seriously.

“As a precautionary measure, the Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre is termporarily closed, to all visitors, for the foreseeable future.

“Contact the Visitor Centre for more information on 01463 248 144.”

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