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Shetland whisky ambition at former Saxa Vord RAF base

Plans have been lodged to set up a whisky distillery in Unst at the former RAF base at Saxa Vord.

The Shetland Distillery Company is proposing a "boutique distillery" in one of the buildings.

Businessman Stuart Nickerson is behind the venture.

It comes six years after Blackwood Distillers abandoned plans for a distillery at the base. The RAF ended its near 50-year link with Saxa Vord after closing its radar base in 2006.

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