Strathallan School launches gin to bolster bursary fund

The Scotland independent school has launched a special edition gin with The Perth Distillery Co, with all profits going towards funding bursary places for children from all backgrounds

An independent school in Scotland that has launched its own gin has said all profits will go towards its bursary fund to help more children from all backgrounds experience its educational offering.

Strathallan School collaborated with The Perth Distillery Co, the makers of Perth Gin, to produce a small-batch handcrafted gin that can be purchased online. A former pupil at the school is now the director of The Perth Distillery Co.

Furthermore, senior students at Strathallan School will learn about the technical side of distilling and have hands-on experience.

“We are delighted to launch our Strathallan Gin,” said Aileen Wilson, alumni and external relations manager at Strathallan School.

“It makes a delicious gift for parents and former pupils but it also takes a bold step towards a significant partnership with The Perth Distillery Company, who we are proud to work with. The collaboration is doubly exciting as former pupil Ed Anderson is the director of The Perth Distillery Company and was key to the development of the project.”

Iain McDonald of The Perth Distillery Company said: “We are proud to help Strathallan launch their gin and help build a future for distillers. Operating from the heart of the city, we hope that by building exciting partnerships like this, we can continue to create premium spirits whilst also helping a good cause like the Strathallan bursary fund.”

Strathallen School believes the education it offers “should be accessible to all” and provides a number of means-tested bursaries and fee remission policies to make this possible.

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