Diageo site in Bonnybridge to test warning siren

The bonded warehouses near Bonnybridge. Picture: Jimi Rae
The bonded warehouses near Bonnybridge. Picture: Jimi Rae

The company that owns the massive bonded warehouse complex in Bonnybridge will test its warning siren tomorrow.

Diageo said it would sound for a short period between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Residents do not need to take any action on hearing the siren.

The warning system was installed in 2006 following new government legislation which classed whisky and other spirits as hazardous substances due to their flammability.

The law requires that owners of bonded warehouses must warn its neighbours in the unlikely event of a major accident.

In a statement, Diageo said: “Our operations have not changed, the hazards have not increased and the likelihood of an incident is no greater than before.

“We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience the siren testing may cause, however, as I’m sure residents will appreciate, it is a legal requirement for us to conduct the test.”