A Moray brewery run by two former RAF pilots has launched a new beer to celebrate the arrival of the first of the region’s new fleet of submarine hunters.
P-8A Poseidon City of Elgin landed at RAF Lossiemouth today for the first time following a massive upgrade at the military base.
The plane has been flying from a temporary home at nearby Kinloss Barracks until now.
Eventually nine of the aircraft will operate in the North Atlantic tasked with monitoring hidden dangers beneath the waves.
To mark the occasion, Lossiemouth-based brewery Windswept has launched a new beer christened Poseidon IP-8.
The firm, which is run by former Tornado pilots Nigel Tiddy and Al Read, is also celebrating the milestone by giving away 120 bottles to local RAF personnel for free.
Mr Tiddy said “Many of our loyal customers are based at RAF Lossiemouth and we have recognised that their support over the years and particularly at the moment has been so important to our success.
“We wanted a way to say thank you and also join in the excitement that the arrival of this aircraft brings to the area.”