Strong business confidence in Scottish salmon farming
According to the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) findings, employment is up by 13%, capital investment remains steady at £63m for the second year running and over £390m was spent last year in the Scottish supply chain.
The economic impact is particularly evident in the Highlands and Islands where £164m was spent directly with local businesses. In total, wages increased by 5% to a total of almost £75m.
Salmon farming companies engage with local communities to support and sponsor civic, sport and community activities.
Companies allow staff time off to volunteer for vital local services such as mountain rescue and the fire service.
By sharing facilities, time, expertise and providing financial assistance salmon farming supported communities to the value of £735,000. ■