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

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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

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