Scottish Sea Farms‘ recently opened site at Westerbister in Orkney is a clear illustration of how salmon farming is increasingly important to remote Scottish communities. The 6 new jobs the site creates will bring industry employment in Orkney to over 140, helping to sustain the island economy with this £3.5m investment and the resulting increased expenditure on local suppliers and services.
This represents a further example of how salmon farming continues to provide much needed opportunities to keep Scotland’s isolated regions viable, retaining their young people while contributing to national economic targets for the food and drink sector.
Scott Landsburgh said:
“We are delighted to see that salmon farming continues to develop in Orkney.”
“This is an important step in our aspiration to grow across Scotland, with all the accompanying benefits to our economy and to the prosperity of the regions where we operate”