A HUGELY-popular Scottish craft gin festival is set to come to Glasgow for the first time.

True OriGINs, the brainchild of Aberdeenshire brothers Mungo and Guy Finlayson, champions authentic Scottish craft gins, works to promote the thriving gin market.

Next weekend will be the first time the event will head to Glasgow. Around 2,000 spirit enthusiasts are expected to flock to The Briggait over the course of the weekend.

Occasional tipplers and connoisseurs alike will be able to discover over 70 gins selected for their distinctive makers’ stories and brand style as part of a bespoke gin journey, including tastings and masterclasses.

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Eight separate festival ‘regions’ will showcase gins from across Scotland - from the Highlands and Islands to the Borders, and all points in between.

True OriGINs also champions Scotland’s thriving street food scene and will have a selection of vendors on hand offering the chance to sample tasty wood-fired pizzas and other dishes.

The event will all topped off with an eclectic selection of live music, including some of Glasgow’s best acoustic performers.

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Brothers Mungo and Guy Finlayson

Co-founder of the event, Mungo, stressed the importance of support from local businesses.

He said: “We’re delighted to have the opportunity of launching in Glasgow, utilising the wonderful backdrop of the city’s former fish market - now a vibrant home for visual artists and cultural organisations - while tapping into its thriving gin scene.

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“At its heart, the festival is just a great place to discover new and unique Scottish produce, whether it’s selections from our booming gin industry, something interesting for foodies to try, or fantastic local music.

“Essentially, we’re striving to provide those attending with clear cut stories of honest products made by real people in a fun, interactive, discovery-led environment.

“We’re working closely with the distilling community, the makers and mavericks, to bring attendees all that is new in gin, with the occasional surprise from other distillers.

“However, none of it would be possible without vital sponsorship deals with supportive companies which help to ensure our sustained growth.”

More information on the festival can be found at trueoriginsco.com.