Ed­in­burgh Salmon Co to close

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THE Ed­in­burgh Salmon Com­pany (also known as ESCo) is to close its Ding­wall in the High­lands, with the loss of more than 250 jobs.

The site had been ex­pe­ri­enc­ing heavy losses and the own­ers, Européenne de la Mer, a sub­sidiary of the global seafood gi­ant Thai Union, warned two months ago that the site may have to go.

The fac­tory, which pro­duces smoked salmon prod­ucts, will close at the end of the year.

Européenne de la the clo­sure but, in the face of chal­leng­ing mar­kets, it had found clo­sure.

The Ross-shire pro­cess­ing plant em­ploys up to 100 tem­po­rary work­ers.

Fol­low­ing the clo­sure of the Young’s Seafood owned at An­nan a few weeks ago, it means that Scot­land has lost at least 700 seafood jobs so far this year.

ESCo said it will ‘main­tain the nec­es­sary em­ploy­ees’ to end of the year.

The com­pany has blamed high salmon prices for its prob­lems.

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