Edinburgh Salmon Co to close
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.