FPMC grants £5 million to Scottish food and farming businesses for strengthening food supply chain

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Scottish food as well as farming businesses have been granted £5 million by Food Processing, Marketing and Cooperation (FPMC) to invest in infrastructure and purchase new equipment. In total, 30 businesses will receive grants to support the food supply chain.

According to the government, the grant will safeguard over 1,350 jobs and create 97 new ones as well.

The projects include:

• Improving storage facilities

• Investing in new root vegetable processing equipment

• Purchasing new equipment to establish a Hebridean charcuterie business

“This support will enable established producers to look to the future and capitalise on emerging marketing opportunities, as well as offer support to start-up businesses,” Rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing said.