New bottling line for Johnnie Walker

05 October, 2007

Diageo has completed the first stage of its Scotch whisky investment programme.

MSP Nicola Sturgeon officially opened the

£12 million Johnnie Walker bottling line at Diageo's Shieldhall plant in her Govan constituency on Sept 21 .

The line will produce 300 bottles of

Johnnie Walker

a minute, reaching an estimated 4.5 million cases a year, according to Diageo.

"Scotland needs a vibrant economy that can compete on a global stage and I'm delighted to see the kind of investment Diageo is making

here in Glasgow ," Sturgeon said.

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