DRAM lovers across Clacks descended on Alloa Town Hall for the return of the annual Clackmannanshire Whisky Festival.

The yearly event has always been a big hit with both locals and people far and wide, and this year proved no different.

More than 30 vendors lined up across two floors to educate passers-by on their products before pouring them a dram to enjoy.

Organisers Graham and Serena Lindsay were delighted with the turnout and popularity of their event.

Speaking to the Advertiser, Graham said: “This year has been the biggest line-up we’ve ever had which is why we’ve taken it upstairs as well.”

“We’ve got a record attendance coming from far and wide,” Serena added. “We’ve really been taken aback by it, we’ve had people from Croydon tagging us on Instagram.

“We’ve changed things up this year – we got our Uncut and Unfiltered podcast guys who co-hosted the event and we got Martin Mullady playing music on stage for us, Diageo coopers coming along. It’s been very action packed.”

Among the vendors this year included Brian Jameson, four-time great grandson of the famous John Jameson.

John Jameson was an Alloa-born lawyer who travelled to Ireland to found the world-famous whisky brand, Jameson’s, with his product and legacy living on today.

The event was sponsored by the O-I Glassworks company, who provided the free dram glasses on arrival, with proceeds going towards partner charity Neil’s Hugs Foundation.

Serena said: “We were keen to raise as much as we possibly can for Neil’s Hugs and top our fundraising total from last year.”

Graham continued: “We had about half a dozen more vendors than last year, we maxed out the venue which was very positive.

“The feedback has been really good so far as well and we want to create an event that is a great event for Clackmannanshire.

“Our aspiration has always been to bring a city scale event to the smallest county in Clackmannanshire and we’ve done it and the feedback has been great for it.”

For anyone who missed out, the Clackmannanshire Whisky Festival will return next year and in the meantime, organisers are now planning an Edinburgh Whisky Festival, set for October 5 at Murrayfield.