RGU Graduations: Dufftown woman raises a glass to success after landing job with major whisky firm

Eva Cumming
Eva Cumming

A 23-year-old from Dufftown was celebrating double success as she collected her degree yesterday, having already secured a job in an industry she loves.

Eva Cumming discovered her affinity for whisky working in a bar in Craigellachie and now has landed a job as an operations graduate with Chivas Brothers.

She managed to juggle working full-time at the Glenfiddich Distillery visitor centre while studying business management at RGU through distance learning.

Miss Cumming, who grew up in Shetland, said: “It’s been amazing to have the opportunity to work and study at the same time, it’s what attracted me to the course.

“I discovered my love of whisky and knew I wanted to progress in the whisky industry after I began working in a bar called The Highlander.

“It went into it thinking I’d never like it and that it was an old man’s drink and then I tried it and learned about it, I realised it was the career for me.

She went on to work at Glenfiddich while studying has now secured a job as an operations graduate with Chivas Brothers.

Meanwhile, 21-year-old Evie Grains, from Shetland, graduated with a first class honours degree in international business management.

Her classmate, Faye Finlayson from Stornoway , also graduated yesterday and has recently started as a finance and operations assistant off the back of gaining her degree.