Businesses secure Scottish government grants

Whisky A new distillery has been proposed for Harris in the Western Isles

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A company planning to build a new distillery on the Western Isles is among businesses to be awarded grants from the Scottish government.

North Uist-based Isle of Harris Distillers Ltd, which want to build on a site at Tarbert in Harris, has been awarded £1.9m.

Findlater's Fine Foods in Linlithgow has secured £156,238 to upgrade its site and buy new equipment.

TM Fresh Direct in Carfin has won £107,816 for a new processing factory.

Struan Apiaries in Conon Bridge has been awarded £63,698 to upgrade its facilities and Paisley's Sandyford Abattoir £27,187 to help fund improvements.

The businesses were awarded the money from the Food Processing, Marketing and Co-operation grant scheme.

Under the government's Marketing Development Scheme, Charcuterie Continental from Twechar has received £148,280 and Peter Equi of Hamilton £94,600.

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