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New business units completed at Burghead harbour

Press release   •   Sep 30, 2015 09:24 BST

A terrace of four new industrial units has been completed at Burghead harbour.

The development has been part funded by the Scottish Government and the Moray Fisheries Local Action Group European Fisheries Fund (EFF) Axis 4 programme.

The units, which range in size from 58sq metres to 110sq metres, have easy access, parking and disabled toilet facilities.

The new premises will provide five or six jobs for new or growing businesses in the area.

Three of the units have already been leased – to a marine engineering firm, an artist and a co-operative which provides training and recycles furniture and wood. Interest has also been expressed in the fourth unit.

The project is part of the last tranche of EFF Axis 4 funding, with the programme scheduled to close at the end of October.

The programme is administered by Moray Council and over the past three years has helped to fund 21 projects ranging from a joint seafood initiative led by the Moray Firth Partnership, new and upgraded heritage facilities in Burghead, Lossiemouth and Buckie and a new sailing school in Cullen.

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.