SCOTLAND’S national nectar could help a group’s ambitious plans to recreate a working replica of the country’s oldest railway.

The 1722 Waggonway Project was established in 2017 with a view to preserving, promoting and enhancing the 1722 Tranent to Cockenzie Waggonway.

The group is also keen to use the knowledge gained from its archaeological digs to build a working wooden waggonway – exactly as it was constructed in the 18th century.

A fundraising whisky tasting evening takes place later this month to raise money for the group.

Professional taster Paj Hamilton will guide everyone through five carefully selected whiskies showcasing each of Scotland’s main producing regions.

Mr Hamilton has 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and is a certified expert in the sale and service of single malt whisky.

Tickets are £40 for the event on June 22.

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