A new Scotch whisky distillery is set to come up on the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland, following the submission of planning application to Glasgow City Council.

The new distillery is the brainchild of former Morrison Bowmore Distillers director Tim Morrison, who will be supported by son Andrew, former Bowmore brand marketing director Glen Moore and distillery production engineer Harry Cockburn.

Morrison submitted the planning application for the distillery to Glasgow City Council.

The £10m distillery, which is expected to be completed by 2015, will be built in pump house building at Queen’s Docks, located between Riverside Museum and the Hydro arena.

The facility will house a small batch single malt Scotch whisky distillery and a visitor centre.

Once built, the distillery will be the Glasgow’s first distillery after over 100 years, claims the company.

The facility will initially produce around 150,000l of whisky per year, but will gradually increase to 500,000l per year.

Morrison said the facility will help boost development in Glasgow and create up to 25 permanent jobs.

"We see this project as having huge potential – not only for Glasgow, but for the tourism industry, the Scotch whisky trade and the whole Scottish economy," Morrison added.

"Our vision for the new distillery and educational visitor centre is that it becomes a part of Glasgow’s busy tourist trail – we anticipate it will attract more than 50,000 visitors each year."

According to a new distillery spokesperson, the distillery has not been given an official name yet and is currently referred as the Glasgow Whisky Distillery.