THE first employees set to work at the new distillery on Harris have been selected.

Four locals have been successful in job applications to Isle of Harris Distillers, which is scheduled to begin operation in early 2015.

It is hoped that once up and running, the enterprise will employ 20 people.

Isle of Harris Distillers director Ron MacEachran said: “We want to create a long term, commercially successful business which will have a catalytic effect on the economy of the island and make a contribution to the national economy."

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