Salmon company breaks ground on Scottish infrastructure projects
The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has unveiled new freshwater projects that will see £10 million invested into its operational infrastructure.
A new facility in the Applecross estate in Wester Ross is due to be completed in 2020 to create a centre of excellence in freshwater production.
SSC has also acquired two freshwater facilities in the area. These include on-shore hatchery ‘Appleburn Couldoran’ and a nearby facility at Loch Damph, which will support increased smolt production as the business continues to deliver its ambitious strategy for responsible, sustainable growth.
To mark the new developments ‘Applecross Kishorn’ and ‘Appleburn Couldoran’, SSC’s chief executive Craig Anderson planted Scottish heritage apple trees at both sites.
The new investments will provide long term job security for 21 skilled full time members of staff.
Craig Anderson said: “We are making a significant investment in the Highlands and Islands which will strengthen our freshwater operational infrastructure and deliver greater capacity to meet the increasing global demand for our quality Scottish salmon.
“We are committed to responsible business growth in the communities in which our staff live and work, and to sustainably building on our positive economic impact in these rural areas. These infrastructure projects will mean long-term job security and more spending in the local area through our local sourcing policy.”