Creamery receives an investment cash boost from Scottish Government
RURAL affairs Secretary, Richard Lochhead, confirmed recently that the first instalment of funding to First Milk’s Campbeltown Creamery has been paid.
A cheque for £ 311,000 was paid into First Milk’s account last week, to support the firm’s investment in new boilers for the facility.
Further instalments of the £ 416,000 food processing grant will be made as the company implements the remainder of the project.
The payment is latest instalment of actions promised in the Scottish Government’s dairy action plan.
Mr Lochhead said: ‘ The Campbeltown Creamery plays a vital role in Argyll’s dairy sector, which is the backbone of the local economy.
‘ That is why the Scottish Government is investing over £ 400,000 into this facility, in recognition of its importance.’
This grant payment represents a contribution towards the cost of whey-recovery equipment.
And it will also enable First Milk to purchase new boilers as well as related infrastructure, all of which will make a positive contribution to the company’s bottom-line.