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Plans for distillery at Jupiter Artland in Edinburgh submitted

Plans have been submitted for a cafe, arts centre and distillery at Jupiter Artland.

Published: February 15, 2023

The planning application for a new art centre, cafe and craft distillery at Jupiter Artland in West Edinburgh have been submitted to City of Edinburgh Council.

Jupiter Artland is the home of Scotland’s most important collections of site-specific sculpture and, since opening to the public in 2009, has grown to be one of the country’s most cherished visitor attractions.

This success has led to a requirement for a purpose-built centre, which includes plans for a craft distillery, to secure its long-term sustainable future.

The proposed gallery, visitor centre, café and craft distillery are designed by Organic Architects, the Scottish-based architectural firm that specialise in sustainable design.

The proposals form part of Jupiter Artland’s investment plans for 2020-2030 to enhance visitor experience, extend the reach of its learning programmes and to grow Jupiter as a centre for excellence in contemporary art.

The integrated micro distillery is intended to support the economic sustainability of Jupiter Artland, allowing it to continue its work to engage Every Child in Scotland with exceptional art through the Jupiter Artland Foundation.

Nicky Wilson, Director of Jupiter Artland said of the plans, “This is the next exciting step in the continuing of Jupiter Artland Foundation’s work to reach every child in Scotland and create a sustainable future for Jupiter in Scotland.”

Jupiter Artland Distillery

Andrea Wise from Organic Architects added: “This gallery is a nationally important new arts venue for Scotland.

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"It allows Jupiter to host a wider range of exhibitions in a bespoke building which also increases the amenities for visitors.

"There will be a new café space and small shop which replaces facilities already at Jupiter Artland.

"The craft distillery will be installed within the art space; the vision is for sculptures and artworks to be integrated within what has traditionally been seen as an industrial building type.”

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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