A GIN distillery on Arran’s plans to expand and offer more activities on the island after a recent name change have been given the green-light.

Arran Gin, which recently rebranded as Arran Botanical Drinks, applied to change the use of its Cladach Beach House HQ from the limited drinks production and retail environment to expand its activities on offer.

They also asked to add some much-needed storage and possible production space with two 8ft by 20ft shipping containers which would be clad in wood.

In the plans, Arran Botanical Drinks said: “The reason for company name change itself was to increase our interest and reach.

“Gin production in isolation is not highly profitable; and there’s so many similar companies sharing that same market.

“We decided to make more than just gin, and because of the uniqueness and beauty of our location, the experience on offer at our Cladach space is now looking to grow and evolve, to meet the needs and requests of our locals and tourist visitors.

“The visitors to our site this year have all expressed their desire for interesting ‘experiences’… so we are now driven towards creating more of a ‘lifestyle’ brand that offers a nice range of tour, and tasting.”