October 2, 2014 – Scottish police and safety investigators are looking into a fatal accident Tuesday at the long-closed Parkmore Distillery in Dufftown. According to The Scotsman, a contractor working on the roof of a Parkmore warehouse died when he fell through the roof. Paramedics were unable to revive the victim, who has not been identified.
Parkmore closed in 1931 because of problems with the distillery’s water supply, but its maturation warehouses are currently being used by Edrington to store casks for use in the company’s various whisky brands, including The Macallan, Highland Park, and The Famous Grouse. A company spokesman told The Scotsman “we are shocked and saddened by this tragic incident and our thoughts and sincere sympathies are with the man’s family. The safety of our employees and the contractors who work with us is paramount to Edrington and we are cooperating fully with the relevant authorities as they continue their investigations.”