£17 million for first new flour mill in 30 years
The announcement that a £17 million investment in Kirkcaldy has been secured thanks to Scottish Enterprise support has been hailed as “fantastic news”.
The project will see a new state-of-the-art mill constructed in the town by Carr’s Milling Industries - the first new flour mill built in Scotland for 30 years.
When complete, the new mill will replace the existing Hutchisons Mill in Kirkcaldy with substantially improved capabilities.
Investment in the new facility in Kirkcaldy was secured despite competition from other sites south of the border, underlining Scotland’s strong track record of attracting investment under the SNP Government.
Commenting, SNP MSP for Kirkcaldy David Torrance said:
“The success in securing this investment for Scotland means that Kirkcaldy will be home to a world-class flour mill. It will secure the future of the site for many years to come and is fantastic news for everyone working at the existing mill.
“An investment of £17 million in a Kirkcaldy business is hugely significant and everyone who has worked to bring this new mill to Kirkcaldy should be congratulated on their success.
“Food exports from Scotland have grown significantly under the SNP Government and I am sure that this development can only help improve those figures further.
“I am excited to see construction start on the project and the fact that Carrs have indicated they will look to work with local contractors to develop the project means that it is great news for the wider economy of Kirkcaldy.”