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 5th 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 with PTSD.
The festival, which is now in its 8th 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 10th November.
About Stirling SpiritFEST
Stirling SpiritFEST is a 10 day celebration of Scottish spirits and beyond. The event runs from the 29th October through to the 6th November and will include both gin and whisky festivals on back to back weekends. The 10 day festival offers provides opportunities for spirit workshops and masterclasses and will include a range of drinks-based events at venues across Stirling mid-week.