Cream­ery re­ceives an in­vest­ment cash boost from Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment

The Oban Times - - Farming/property -

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.

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