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Galloway Food Producers Share Cash

TWO GALLOWAY food producers are among 27 companies sharing £5.5 million of Scottish Executive cash.

Caledonian Cheese Company are using their £60,000 by adding £200,000 of their own to start producing organic cheese on an industrial scale, the first time it has been done in the country.

And Rowan Glen Dairy Products of Palnure, who have been awarded £90,000 are also spending £200,000 to open up a new filling line for yoghurt and pro-biotic drinks.

Managing Director John McArthur said three or four new jobs will result from the new line which should be running by March.

The Processing and Marketing Grant Schemes, announced by Food Minister Ross Finnie, are designed to secure outlets for Scotland’s farm produce.

Said Mr Finnie

"Projects assisted will increase returns to producers, encourage the development of new added value products and support the entry into new markets".

In Stranraer, a start has been made to produce the organic cheese which will sell at a premium.

 

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