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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-00181: Michael Russell (Argyll and Bute)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 23 May 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with First Milk regarding the sustainability of the creamery at Campbeltown.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 2 June 2016

The Scottish Government, working closely with Scottish Enterprise, Argyll and Bute Council and other agencies engage regularly with First Milk and receive updates from the company regarding Campbeltown creamery.

We recognise the importance of the creamery to the Kintyre dairy community and wider economic interests and will continue to maintain a close dialogue with all parties concerned to see a successful future for cheese-making in Kintyre.