Posted: Thu 27th May 2021

First Minister says he is “determined that this Welsh Government will focus on ensuring North Wales has a stronger and fairer future”

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, May 27th, 2021

North Wales can look ahead to a stronger, greener and fairer future, the First Minister Mark Drakeford said today as he visited the region.

He visited the the recently-opened Penderyn Distillery in Llandudno as it prepares to open to the public – tours of the distillery are set to begin from June 1.

The £5m distillery received £1.4m from the Welsh Government’s Tourism Investment scheme and Food Investment Scheme.

He also visited the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in north-east Wales, where he heard more about how the area was investing in a more sustainable future while also supporting the tourism industry.

The First Minister said: “I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to visit the Penderyn Distillery today, which will become a firm favourite for visitors and locals alike. It’s an innovative and exciting addition to the many attractions Llandudno and North Wales have to offer.

“Tourism has always been important to North Wales, and seeing Llandudno today it is easy to see why. The past year has been very difficult for the industry, which is why seeing the distillery opened is positive for the future. There are other developments too, such as the new Hilton Hotel at Adventure Parc Snowdonia at Dolgarrog.

“Our landscapes are a huge draw to visitors, while also providing a home to local communities and nature. We will keep investing in our National Parks and AONBs to protect these protected landscapes for the future and to ensure they deliver on a wide range of benefits – from biodiversity to sustainable tourism.

“While the challenges remain I am determined that this Welsh Government will focus on ensuring North Wales has a stronger and fairer future, with no one left behind. We have a programme of exciting developments for the region, including the establishment of a North Wales medical school.

“I look forward to working with partners across the region as we work towards a better future”.

Minister for North Wales Lesley Griffiths, who also joined the visit, said: “I’m pleased to have carried out my first visit as Minister for North Wales, and at such a great location. I’ll be working across the region to deal with the challenges we face as a result of the pandemic and looking to the future, I’m excited about all the new opportunities and developments to come for North Wales.”

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