ISG will deliver Edinburgh’s first single malt whisky distillery for 90 years at a site close to the Scottish Parliament.

The £5.8m scheme will see a 12,379 sq ft distillery and visitor centre created from an existing three-storey former railway goods warehouse.

A steel-framed extension, incorporating the existing traditional stone masonry wall fronting St Leonard’s Lane, will house a new visitor centre and shop.

The distillery will produce a range of single malts, gins, liqueurs and other spirits.

Rob Carpenter, co-founder of Holyrood Distillery, said: “We believe Holyrood’s progressive approach to playing with flavours, ingredients, distilling processes and maturation will set it apart.”

Andy McLinden, managing director for ISG’s North and Scotland business, said: “This is a great addition to the vibrant niche drinks manufacturing scene in Edinburgh and will undoubtedly become a popular tourist destination in 2019 and beyond.”