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Scottish Government awards funding to support expansion for 13 food and drink producers

The Scottish Government has confirmed that it has awarded almost £3.5 million to Scots food and drink producers to help diversify and expand their operations.

Published: July 31, 2017
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The Food Processing, Marketing & Co-operation grants were awarded to a number of projects happening up and down the country.

The 13 recipients included Douglas Laing & Co Ltd, who have recently been awarded over £855,000 to help fund the construction of a new distillery in Govan, Glasgow, and Maxwell Farms Limited who were given funds to expand their vegetable processing plant in Aberdeenshire.

A further £279,000 was given to Kettle Produce Ltd from Cupar, Fife, to help construct a new complex capable of short and long term cold storage for 4,500 tonnes of swede, carrot, pointed cabbage, cauliflower, kale and courgettes.

Speaking about the awards, rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing said: “Scotland’s food and drink industry is a cornerstone of our economy, environment and culture, and the quality of our produce is world renowned.

“We are announcing £3.5 million of new funding for 13 organisations across Scotland which will support sustainable cooperation and collaboration from primary production and processing to the market, so industry can continue to flourish.

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“I congratulate each recipient of these awards, and wish them the best of luck for the future.”

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