Edinburgh-based Mossburn Distillers has revealed its plans to build a new whiskey distillery at Camptown, three miles south of Jedburgh in Scotland.

As part of its plans, the company will transform the former Jedforest Hotel near Jedburgh into a distillery and bottling plant.

The £40m whisky distillery will produce more than seven million bottles annually and would also create 50 new full-time jobs in the region.

Finlay Calder, a former Scotland rugby player, is the brainchild of the new distillery and will serve as project director for the new distillery.

The distillery will also include a visitor facility with a 200-seat restaurant.

Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) John Lamont was quoted by BBC News as saying that the proposals put forward by Mossburn Distillers are extremely exciting and would provide a huge boost to the borders economy.

"Not only would it see tens of millions of pounds invested in the Jedburgh area, it would create several job opportunities for those living nearby," Lamont added.

"In addition to the increase in tourism we would undoubtedly receive, I am very hopeful that this development will prove to be great news for the Borders."

Torabhaig Distillery, a subsidiary of Mossburn Distiller, also revealed its plans recently to create a new £5m whiskey distillery on the Isle of Skye.