Marine Harvest plans visitor centre at £93m Scottish feed plant

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The firm will build an interactive salmon farm tourism site alongside its feed factory in Scotland.

Using part of its £93 million investment Marine Harvest is adding two extra buildings on the site including a visitor centre and a cafe, and even accommodation for tourists according to the Press and Journal.

The plant under construction at Kyleakin quarry on the Isle of Skye is due to be completed in autumn 2018. It will produce 170,000 tonnes of salmon feed to supply Marine Harvest’s salmon farms across the western Highlands and islands of Scotland, as well as Ireland, Norway and the Faroe Islands.

It will be Marine Harvest’s second largest fish feed plant, the biggest is located at Bjugn, Central Norway.

Plans for a visitor centre will be fully developed only when the plant is up and running.

Kevin O’Leary, feed plant site manager, said: “This is a stunning location with wonderful views and seems the ideal place for a visitor centre where people can find out more about salmon farming and enjoy a taste of Scottish salmon.

“Salmon farming is one of the Highlands’ big success stories with a great story to tell and we think a visitor centre would be a welcome addition to Skye.

“We’re very keen to be good neighbours and will be discussing plans for an impressive facility with local people once the feed plant is up and running at the end of the year.”