MARINE Harvest is to hold an open day at its new feed plant site in Kyleakin quarry on Skye, on Tuesday, September 26.
The £93 million plant, which is due to be completed by next summer, will have a capacity of 170,000 tonnes and supply fish feed to all Marine Harvest’s salmon farms in Scotland, as well as Ireland, the Faroe Islands and Norway.
The firm says 55 full-time jobs will be created at the plant and recruitment is already underway, the West Highland Free Press reported yesterday.
The open day will provide an opportunity for a mini-bus tour of the site to see the buildings starting to take shape.
Ewan McColl, Marine Harvest’s operations director of processing and feed, said: ‘We’re delighted to welcome the local community so they can see where we are in terms of construction.
‘We’re also particularly keen to hear from anybody interested in working at the plant. This is a chance to hear more about what’s involved.’
The open day will take place between 2pm and 7pm. Staff will be on hand to explain the work to date and what the next stages are in construction.
Human resources staff will also be available to explain more about the different jobs on offer.