Proposal put forward for Perth Food and Drink Park
Perth & Kinross Council draw up plans for showcase of Scottish food producers
With a turnover currently estimated at £280 million, the strength of Perthshire’s food and drink industry has prompted a £3.5 million investment from Perth & Kinross Council.
Plans have been drawn up for the development of Perth Food and Drink Park: in a region that’s always had a strong farming sector, the idea is to build production and demonstration facilities in which food companies can manufacture using local produce.
The park will offer business support as well as premises: ‘incubator’ units will be built for new companies not ready for large production space, and businesses should benefit from logistical and distribution support.
The plans are part of a more general inward investment scheme called Invest in Perth which aims to attract new businesses to the area, as well as further developing Perthshire as a food and drink tourist destination.