D r. Eilidh Whiteford MP last week toured Young’s Fraserburgh, which is now Young’s Seafood Limited’s Centre of Excellence for White Fish processing and packaging.
Dr. Whiteford, the MP for Banff & Buchan, saw the progress, investment, job creation and development underway at the site.
Since announcing plans to make the Fraserburgh site the Centre of Excellence for White Fish in June 2014, Young’s has rebranded the site from Macrae to Young’s Fraserburgh.
This included making a multi-million pound investment into the site as part of the expansion programme and appointed new senior managers to the team.
The expansion programme means that the site now employs between 600 and 700 people, with more roles during busy seasons, in the local community.
During her visit, Eilidh met the management, new members of the team who have benefitted from job creation and saw the new equipment installed at the site.
Commenting on her visit to the centre, Dr. Whiteford, said:
“I’m pleased to see the development, investment and job creation underway at Young’s Fraserburgh.
“Fish processing makes a significant contribution to the local economy, with a strong skill base in the community.
“It is fantastic that there are so many employment and development opportunities here.”