Dark Sky Spirits has secured a funding of £320,000 ($415,000) to construct a whisky distillery in Moffat, Scotland.

The company secured funding from the Scotland Economic Partnership (SOSEP).

Dark Sky Spirits’ project is one of the three projects to have received funding from the SOSEP.

Currently, the Scottish firm produces its flagship malt whisky, The Moffat, off-site.

This funding will allow the firm to build a distillery and bonded warehouse to cut down bottling and transportation costs, as well as commence blending.

The facility will also produce several place-based whiskies such as The Moffat, The Doonhamer and The Local Dram.

SOSEP also granted funding to a project that aims to boost social enterprises in the Dumfries and Galloway area and the Midsteeple Quarter project in Dumfries.

Business minister Jamie Hepburn said: “Working with SOSEP, the Scottish government is making significant and targeted investments in the south of Scotland to help the region achieve its full economic potential.

“These three great projects will create new jobs, attract more visitors to the area and make Dumfries and Galloway an even more attractive place to live.”

SOSEP chair and professor Russel Griggs said: “These are the latest in around 30 projects across the region granted funding through SOSEP in order to tackle skills gaps, provide investment in community enterprises, support town centre regeneration and add to the region’s growing tourism offering.

“We need to be ambitious about our area to ensure we fulfil our potential and through the South of Scotland Economic Partnership we are able to invest in and develop those opportunities to make the south the thriving economy we know it can be.”