JOBS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION
The population of the Isle of Harris has declined by almost 50% over the last 50 years as young people leave to seek work far from our shores
These changes threaten local traditions, culture, and language as well as leaving schools and village numbers dwindling
The Isle of Harris Distillery was built to help address these issues by creating sustainable local employment and offer long-term careers for those who wish to stay and set down roots in their island home
From distilling and blending, to marketing and hospitality - there are a wide variety of skillsets and development opportunities available to local people as we create two beautiful Outer Hebridean spirits and bring them to the world
We regularly offer placements and internships for young people to help them explore potential career paths, and we've developed our current distilling team through formal apprenticeships and training.
Together with other like-minded island enterprises we seek to act as a catalyst of change and a symbol of promise for this generation and those still to come.