ONE of Scotland's smallest whisky distilleries could be set to resume production after a gap of 30 years.

The Dallas Dhu distillery near Forres, Moray, which operated from 1899 to 1983, is now a tourist attraction, but Historic Scotland wants to start distilling again.

Acting chief executive Ian Walford visited Dallas Dhu on Monday in response to a call from Moray MSP Richard Lochhead for Historic Scotland to maximise the potential of the "huge asset for Forres and Moray".

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"With the growth seen in the sector in recent years, I believe there is great potential for whisky-based tourism," said Mr Lochhead.