Six new supply chain members join Salmon Scotland
Six new supply chain businesses ranging from foam moulders to vets have joined the trade body for Scotland's world-renowned farm-raised salmon.
The firms cover a geographical spread from Dumfriesshire to Shetland, and across the central belt from Broxburn to Cumbernauld, as Salmon Scotland continues its expansion.
A total of 41 companies are now members of the trade body, which promotes the success of the sector that contributes £760million-a-year to Scotland's economy.
Salmon farming directly employs more than 2,500 people in fragile, coastal communities in rural Scotland, with a further 10,000 Scottish jobs dependent on the sector through the supply chain.
Membership has more than tripled since the start of the year as Salmon Scotland undergoes significant organisational growth.
While Scottish salmon is farm-raised in Shetland, Orkney, the north-west Highlands, the Western Isles and Argyll and Bute, the ongoing expansion includes Scottish, UK and international firms, cementing the sector's international reach and reputation for excellence.
The new members are:
Tavish Scott, chief executive of Salmon Scotland, said:
"Our continued expansion shows just how vital the success of farm-raised salmon is to our economy.
"While our producers in coastal communities are at the heart of our sector, the supply chain extends well beyond this - to cities and towns across Scotland and beyond.
"Thousands of jobs in a huge array of different roles all contribute to the extraordinary success of Scottish salmon, which is more important than ever as the economic storm clouds gather.
"Salmon farmers who care for their fish daily and produce a healthy, nutritious product that is renowned around the world can only do this because of the dedication and hard work of so many companies which are part of the Salmon Scotland family."