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Pitlochry bothers given green light to build brewery in hometown

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The Pitlochry brothers who founded the successful Wasted Degrees Brewing have this week been given the go-ahead to build a brewery in their hometown less than a mile from where it all started.Eight years after Conall Low began brewing beer in his parents' garage in a 25-litre plastic bottle, he now brews 25,000 litres a month - alongside his brother Jack - and exports beer to 13 countries.This week Perth and Kinross Council (PKC) granted planning permission for Wasted Degrees - currently based in Blair Atholl - to build a brewery, taproom and shop on Pitlochry's Ferry Road.The new site is expected to open late next year.On Wednesday, June 5 PKC's Planning and Placemaking Committee met to consider the application submitted by Wasted Degrees Brewing.

There were six objections, two neutral representations and 22 letters of support for the plans submitted to the local authority.Objector Ms McPhee spoke on behalf of residents at the gypsy/traveller Bobbin Mill site who she said had been "excluded completely".She said: "We have been proactive in submitting objections but beyond that not even a local councillor has come to talk to us; the applicant has never courteously come to talk to us."The objector argued a brewery would lead to "a decline in the current state of health which isn't good anyway" amongst residents.

She also argued it was "not conducive to the health of recovering alcoholics walking to the doctor's surgery" just beyond the site.

She said she had been told by an expert there was "a drip drip effect in the emissions from any brewery and there was no way you could prevent the air becoming imbued with alcohol and the drip drip effect eventually attacks the central nervous system".She said they were "digitally

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