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Scotland: Fife fruit growing facility could create 65 jobs

Millions of pounds could be ploughed into a huge new high-tech fruit production facility in Fife, expected to create around 65 jobs. EnerGrow plans to establish an all-year-round strawberry production unit in Rosyth as part of the wider masterplan for the waterfront area, with a site at Castle Key just off Milne Road deemed ripe for development.

Company chiefs had previously identified two-and-a-half hectares for the project but The Courier has learned the Loanhead-based firm has secured further funding for its scheme and has earmarked 4 hectares for its production plant.

No firm figures have been put on the scheme, although estimates on the potential investment have ranged from £13 million to more than £16 million.

Although strawberries have been selected as the initial product for growth, EnerGrow has confirmed it considers the Rosyth site as the first of several developments – with other potential products such as tomatoes, salad leaves and herbs being of interest. reports that a Proposal of Application Notice has been formally submitted to Fife Council, and more details are expected to be provided as part of a forthcoming planning application.

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