A dram come true for Whisky Frames

Woman in shop with framed award certificate
Lisa Paton

Tyne Esk LEADER has been assisting eight previous applicants with Covid recovery funding which, for many, has proved a vital lifeline. 

One such applicant is Whisky Frames, a family run business based in Rosewell, Midlothian. A community-orientated and eco-minded business, they originally specialised in making bespoke picture frames from used whisky barrels. Covid provided a new slant though, and the business became aware of the need for greater e-commerce and product diversification/expansion. The focus of the project shifted towards this, and they amended their original project to allow greater e-commerce/product diversification in the face of Covid/Brexit. 

The additional Covid recovery funding covered e-marketing, a remote project management tool for home working, and Perspex and PPE for a safe working environment when staff are required in.

 Director Kristen Hunter said, “The support received from Tyne Esk LEADER has been so valuable especially with the turbulent past few years we’ve experienced. With their help and support, we are coming out of the Covid crisis in an excellent position and looking forward to a busy gifting season.”

Check out Whisky Frames here and diversified product range here.