A Scillies distillery, set up by a family with a 320 year Island pedigree, is making vital hand sanitiser and handing it out FREE to the over 70s.

SC Dogs Distillery , who usually brew up Rum and Vodka on St Martins, decided to switch uses for their distilled high-proof alcohol when the Corona Virus hit.

From producing high-quality locally themed tipples such as ‘Spirit of John Nance’, the firm switched in a matter of days to making ‘SC Dogs Hand Sanitiser’

SC Dogs rapidly turned around a hand sanitiser

The Walder family business has been six years in inception and finally launched last year.

The Walders can trace their Islands lineage back 320 years and for seventy years have run Carron Farm on St Martins.

Director Andrew Walder said: “The idea of community, what it means and the lifeline it can be is in our blood.

“It’s important to us to give back to the community.

“During the coronavirus outbreak we have refocused our efforts, using some of our distilled alcohol to produce a hand sanitiser.

“We are dropping free bottles dropped on the doorsteps of the over 70s on the island of St Martins.”

SC Dogs got going with kick-start support from The Isles of Scilly Voucher Scheme. Click on the link to see if you can apply.

They usually produce white rum..

Andrew added: “For us it’s about supporting other local businesses within our community, not just on St Martin’s, but across the whole of the Isles of Scilly and particularly the off islands.”

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