SSC upgrades salmon plant
THE Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) welcomed local MP Brendan O’Hara to its newly developed Cairndow processing and filleting facility, near the mouth of Loch Fyne, last month
O’HARA, the SNP MP for Argyll and Bute, joined Craig Anderson, SSC chief executive, to tour the factory and meet the team.
About half of the SSC’s annual production of 25,000 tonnes is produced in Argyll and Bute alone, and Cairndow’s processing capabilities have been developed to include filleting facilities.
The Cairndow site currently has around 80 staff, and the company employs 160 people full-time across 20 sites in the region.
In addition to the developments at Cairndow, the SSC has invested in a local harvest station and well boat.
O’Hara said: ‘I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Scottish Salmon Company’s state of the art salm-
on processing facility at Cairndow and meeting the team.’
The company brought its salmon to a Taste of Argyll and Bute event at the
House of Commons on January 30, sponsored by O’Hara.
Anderson said: ‘It was a pleasure to welcome Brendan to our Cairndow processing
facility. Argyll and Bute is an important area of business for us, with about half of our Scottish salmon being produced in the region.
Above: (From left) Brendan O’Hara MP, Cairndow processing manager Andrew Aitken and general manager David Bradley