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Tobermory Distillery has launched an adult colouring book billed as the “ideal” accompaniment while sipping a G&T made from gin produced on the Hebridean island.

The colouring booklet contains 10 hand-drawn illustrations by local artist Lydia Bourhill, who worked with the distillery on last year’s launch of Tobermory Gin. The sketches include views of Mull as well as scenes from within the 220-year-old distillery.

Following the surge in demand for adult colouring books in recent months, budding artists are being encouraged to “add a new dimension” to their tasting experience: “Our colourful home on the island of Mull is ample inspiration for those looking to keep up the enriching, artistic hobbies many have stated during lockdown,” global marketing manager Amy Burns said.

Female airtime

Broadcaster STV has teamed up with one of Scotland’s largest communities for female entrepreneurs in a partnership to raise the profile and growth of businesses led by women.

The alliance will create new opportunities for members of Business Women Scotland (BWS), the publishing and events network set up 11 years ago by Lynne Kennedy during the depths of the financial recession. The agreement with STV is aimed at further strengthening female-led businesses as the economy now emerges from lockdown.

As part of the deal, STV will gift £20,000 of airtime from its Growth Fund to one winner of this year’s BWS Awards. The partners will also collaborate on events such as the BWS online Growth Programme and the networking group’s Virtual Business Roadshow.

Danielle Kelly, strategic development director at STV, will join the mentoring programme run by BWS. Ms Kelly manages the STV Growth Fund, which helps SMEs access television advertising markets.