Craft beer maker Inveralmond Brewery has linked up with Britain's oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame, in a cross-border deal that will see each distribute the other's products.
Beginning in March, the deal will see Perthshire-based Inveralmond Brewery distribute Shepherd Neame's Hog Island East Coast Pale Ale in casks.
In April Shepherd Neame, based in Kent, will return the favour by distributing Inveralmond's Thrappledouser beer to its pubs and hotels in the south east of England.
Bob Hogg, commercial director of Inveralmond Brewery, said: "We're delighted to be extending our reach into the south east of England whilst introducing Shepherd Neame's new range of beers into Scotland.
“It's exciting to be working with Britain's oldest brewery and a company with some amazing pubs south of the border.
“We will start with Thrappledouser then we hope to distribute our Ossian brand and possibly more of our beers later this year."
Despite their distance from each other, Shepherd Neame and Inveralmond Brewery share a commitment to using locally sourced ingredients.
Shepherd Neame, established in 1698, uses water from its own artesian well whilst Inveralmond nourishes its beers with the crystal clear rivers of Perthshire, in the heart of Scotland.
The news is another major coup for Inveralmond, which landed a lucrative export deal to the USA just last month.