My name is Dr Koichi Inatomi, ex-Suntory of Japan but during the last 13 years I have been a Honourable Researcher at The Centre for Business History, University of Glasgow, having carried out a research project on history of distilling technology. As a side line work I have been writing interesting and educational articles in series at Ballantine whisky Japan website titled Dr Inatomi’s Scotch Note. Although the website belongs to a commercial company my writing is intended to be quite neutral and publication right belongs to me. The series has been running for over 15 years and I attached the website back number page shown below. Sorry it is in Japanese but I think you will understand the contents of my writing from the pictures. The reason I am writing to you is that I wish to seek your permission to use your picture of Lomond still for my next writing. I will pay you a fee to use the picture within the budget I have but if I can suggest the amount of £100 and hope you can kindly accept this. Best regards. Koichi