Milestone reached at new multi-million pound Skye fish feed plant

Representatives of Marine Harvest and Robertson attend the topping out ceremony

AN important milestone has been reached at the new multi-million pound Skye fish feed facility.

A topping out ceremony has been held at the site, based at the Allt Anavig quarry at Kyleakin. The facility is being built by Robertson Group for salmon farming specialist Marine Harvest.

Robertson Central East started work in June last year. The new plant has an overall cost of £93 million and is due to complete towards the end of this year with 55 full-time jobs expected to be created.

David Cairns, managing director of Robertson Central East said, “Work has been ongoing at Marine Harvest since last summer and we’re pleased with the progress that has been made. The topping out ceremony marks an important milestone and we are moving closer to handing the facility over to Marine Harvest.

“This is an important project to Robertson Central East, worth around £25 million, and emphasises our ability to deliver complex projects – not just on the mainland but also on Scotland’s islands.”

To help keep the local community involved, four open days have been held, with more than 200 people attending a recruitment event. The project has employed local labourers.

Mick Watts, engineering director at Marine Harvest Scotland added, “It was pleasing to work with Robertson and incorporate them into a complex development with many international suppliers, where they succeeded in delivering their component of the construction phase.”