Pernod Ricard's UK-based unit, Chivas Brothers, has confirmed that it plans to close one of its Scottish bottling plants temporarily next week.

The subsidiary said today (6 April) that its Kilmalid bottling site and warehousing facility in Dumbarton will close from 14 to 18 April. The closure has been decided upon due to "current volume forecasts", Chivas Brothers said.

The site will be closed for all of next week as 13 April is Easter Monday.

The announcement follows the news, confirmed last month, that Diageo closed its packaging site in Kilmarnock in Scotland, which handles the Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky brand, for one week in March and one week in April.

Chivas Brothers also said that it does not intend to announce any future plans for the Kilmalid site at the moment.