As World Gin Day (10 June) is a global celebration of all things gin we wanted to celebrate the positive effects Gin Bothy is having on the site.
How to get involved
Gin Bothy is celebrating the day with a "gin fest" at Bonar Hall in Dundee. If you’re a gin lover, you can follow World Gin Day on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest news and events! Join the conversation #WorldGinDay. We will be tweeting too @woodlandtrust.
About Gin Bothy
Handmade in small batches in the Gin Bothy nestled in the Angus Glens, Bothy Original is infused with the finest botanicals including heather, milk thistle, hawthorn root and rosemary, as well as the all-important pine needles.
Gin Bothy founder Kim Cameron said:
"When I heard about the Woodland Trust’s appeal for funds to buy and restore Loch Arkaig pine forest, I just knew we had to get on board. It is a spectacular place and there are such exciting plans for its future."
The Loch Arkaig Appeal
The Loch Arkaig appeal was launched in April 2016 to raise £500,000 to fund the purchase, and a further £4m to restore the forest. One of the most significant areas of remaining Caledonian pine forest, this will be the largest ancient woodland restoration project that we've undertaken on land we directly care for.
Scots pine candles
The Loch Arkaig Appeal is also benefiting from a Scots Pine candle produced by the Isle of Skye Candle Company - with £1 coming from each sale.
There was a community ceilidh at Achnacarry Village Hall to celebrate the purchase, lit by the candles and lubricated by the gin!
People's Postcode Lottery
The largest contribution to the Loch Arkaig Appeal, £750,000, comes from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The appeal continues with a final target of £4.5 million. The total currently stands at £2.9 million.