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Distilling For Success in Scotland

Distilling For Success in Scotland
June 26
14:51 2013

19 Scottish food and drink companies have been awarded grants worth around £8.5 million in the latest round of funding by the Scottish Government.

A further 6 firms have been awarded £546,000 through the food Marketing Development scheme. The latest awards from the Food Processing, Marketing and Co-operation (FPMC) scheme now means that since 2009 175 Scottish projects have benefitted from £47 million in support.

Five whisky companies across Scotland have received grants that will enable them to build new distilleries and storage facilities and also create 40 new jobs.  

Food processing companies ranging from cheese manufacturers to meat processors have also received grants to improve, extend or build new facilities.

Companies that have received grants include:

* Adelphi, Ardnamurchan – £1,772,406 to build a new distillery

* Ballindalloch, Aberdeenshire – £1,274,684 to build a new micro distillery and warehouse

* Grahams Dairies, Nairn – £482,770 to purchase a new site for yoghurt and cottage cheese lines   

* Rannoch Smokery, Kinloch Rannoch – £138,211 to upgrade the factory and meat curing line

*St Andrews farmhouse Cheese, Pittenweem – £22,111 to purchase manufacturing and storage equipment.

All grant awards are subject to confirmation of eligible expenditure. The Food Processing, Marketing and Co-operation (FPMC) grant scheme is part of the Scotland Rural Development Programme.

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