SCOTCH whisky maker Johnnie Walker has announced its vision to plant one million trees across the four corners of Scotland before 2025.

The announcement comes as part of an ongoing commitment from Johnnie Walker to reduce its carbon footprint and restore the natural resources it uses when creating its range of Scotch whiskies.

To date, 389,000 of the one million trees have been planted near two of Johnnie Walker’s distilleries in the Scottish Highlands.

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At Ballygowan, near Oban distillery, the investment funded the planting of native birch, oak, wild cherry, willow and hazel trees in partnership with Lupi Moll, environmental entrepreneur and owner of Inverlonan Estates. At Allt Ruadh, near Glen Ord distillery, Johnnie Walker has joined forces with Trees for Life to plant ancient and native trees which will increase habitat availability for species including black grouse, crossbills and red squirrels.

Lupi Moll said: “Without the investment by Johnnie Walker in Ballygowan, the woodland would not have been possible and the broader public and ecological benefits undelivered. We look forward very much to working with Johnnie Walker over the next 100 years, delivering together a biodiversity-rich, sustainable woodland of which everyone can be proud and helping them in their push to create the most sustainable whisky in the world.”

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