Scottish Salmon Company announces new freshwater projects

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Applecross Kishorn, a new freshwater facility is due to be completed in 2020.

The Scottish Salmon Company announced major new freshwater projects that will see the Company invest approximately GBP 10m in its operational infrastructure.

Nick McNeil SSC Freshwater Technician, Craig Anderson SSC Chief Executive, Nial McCallum SSC Freshwater Area Manager (Mainland) PHOTO: SSC

The new facility in the Applecross estate in Wester Ross is due to be completed in 2020.

SSC has also acquired two freshwater facilities in the area including Appleburn Couldoran, an on-shore hatchery and a nearby facility at Loch Damph, which will support increased smolt production.

The Scottish Salmon Company’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.”