Young’s factory brought back to life
TWENTY jobs are expected to be created through the creation of a new fish processing operation in Aberdeenshire.
Seafood Sourcing is investing £614,000 in one of the buildings previously occupied by Young’s Seafood at Fraserburgh Harbour.
Two years ago, more than 600 people lost their jobs in Fraserburgh when Young’s lost a major salmon processing contract to rivals Marine Harvest. The loss was reported to have cost Young’s tens of millions of pounds.
But now a £307,000 grant from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) and the Scottish government will meet 50 per cent of the costs of the new project, which aims to supply European markets with Scottish white fish.
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing announced the funding ahead of the conclusion of the annual fisheries negotiations.
‘This funding will transform a site that’s been vacant for some time into a fantastic new processing factory creating valuable jobs for the north east,’ he said.