Salmon company to invest £10 million in rural economy

The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) is investing around £10 million in freshwater facilities in Wester Ross. Along with the acquisition of two existing sites the salmon producer is to build a new facility at Applecross.

The Applecross Kishorn facility is intended to form part of a centre of excellence in freshwater production. The new investments will secure 21 skilled full-time jobs, reinforcing the company’s commitment to innovation and best practice.

SSC’s chief executive 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.”