Graham Cole OBE – known for his role as PC Tony Stamp in the ITV police drama The Bill – will attend
this year’s Stirling Gin Festival on Saturday 5 th November. The British TV star will be pouring gin fans
samples of Stirling Distillery’s Gin Blue Line which was created in recognition of over 200 years of
British policing. 20% of all profits are donated to support officers, both past and present, who suffer
The festival, which is now in its 8 th year, is being held at the beautiful Golden Lion Hotel in central
Stirling. Split into two sessions, 12:15pm – 3:45pm and 4:30pm – 8:00pm, the event will see hundreds
of gin fans descend upon the historic city.
Mr Cole will be in Stirling to attend the Scottish premiere of the short film “Broken Glass – A fragile
mind” as part of Stirling SpiritFEST. The film has been produced by Charity PTSD999 to raise
awareness of PTSD within the emergency services. As the star of the film, Graham plays a retired
Police Officer coming to terms with his undiagnosed condition.
Stirling Distillery are one of the key sponsors of the film, thanks to the money raised from their Gin
Blue Line. The exclusive screening will be attended by members of the Scottish emergency services
and military personnel. The film will be available for streaming from Monday 10 th November.
Tickets for the festival events can be purchased through eventbrite or via the Stirling SpiritFEST
website where you can find a full list of the events taking place: https://stirlingspiritfest.com.
About Stirling SpiritFEST
Stirling SpiritFEST is a 10 day celebration of Scottish spirits and beyond. The event which includes the
Stirling Gin and Whisky Festivals has been relaunched as the will run from the 29th October through
to the 6th November and will include both gin and whisky festivals on back to back weekends. The
festival will offer more opportunities for spirit workshops and masterclasses and will include a range
of drinks-based events at venues across Stirling mid-week.
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