We’ve seen in previous reports that Scottish salmon sales are second only to whisky at the top of Scotland’s list of booming food and drinks industries. The industry is the second most profitable in the world and has played a major part in exports reaching new record highs. See these for more:
Not surprisingly this has helped create a large increase in employment in the sector and contributed to Scotland’s rising overall employment figures.
Employment and unemployment rise in Scotland but the latter is still lower than the UK figure. Wait a minute though, does this have anything to do with the economy or is it more to do with those pesky students?
See this extract from Insider magazine:
‘The Scottish Salmon Economic Report from industry trade body the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation suggests employment numbers in the industry rose to 2,472. Bottom of FormTop of FormBottom of Form Scotland’s salmon farming industry is reported to have increased employment by 13 per cent in the 2016 year to December while capital investment remained “steady” at £63 million.’
That’s a rise from 2 188 to 2472 workers and 91% are full-time.