A business park to strengthen Scotland’s food and drink sector has announced that the site is open for occupation. Perth Food and Drink Park - representing a £5m investment by Perth and Kinross Council - provides up to 11 serviced development plots across a 16 acre high quality and easily accessible site at North Muirton, to the north of the city.
It is predicted the Perth Food and Drink Park – the first dedicated hub of its kind in Scotland - could sustain up to 400 jobs once occupied.
Food and drink is one of Scotland’s key growth sectors with ambitions to grow from £13.1bn today to £16.5bn by 2017. Within Perth and Kinross, the annual turnover of the food and drink sector is estimated at £280m and there are an estimated 130 companies in the processing sector.
Councillor John Kellas, Convener of Enterprise and Infrastructure Committee at Perth and Kinross Council, said the Park offers a unique opportunity for businesses in the food and drink sector to occupy a fully-flexible, bespoke site to develop or expand their operations, in one of Scotland’s most attractive locations.
He said: "Perthshire has unrivalled heritage and credentials in food and drink, evidenced by the likes of its superb beef, lamb and venison, its soft fruit industry and world-famous whisky distillers, as well as a range of artisan and specialist producers
The Perth Food and Drink Park is located strategically close to the A9 trunk road, with good links to Perth city centre and train station, and a 45 minute drive from Edinburgh International Airport.
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