Edinburgh West MP, Christine Jardine has welcomed £150m of investment by drinks giant Diageo in its visitor experiences across Scotland.

The centre piece will be a state of the art Johnnie Walker experience, which the Edinburgh West based company says will bring jobs and create a world class tourist destination.

Proposals for the Johnnie Walker experience in the former Frasers building

Ms Jardine said: “I am delighted that Diageo has chosen Edinburgh as the location for the Johnnie Walker experience, which will bring quality jobs to the area and showcase a great Scottish Whisky.

“Already headquartered in my constituency, Diageo is a name recognised instantly the world over and I welcome the extra jobs this latest development will bring.

“The growth of food and drink tourism is proving a boon to the Scottish economy, and is yet another opportunity for us to showcase our world class produce”