New Scotbeef Inverurie abattoir plan on hold due to Covid

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Scotbeef Inverurie’s plans to build a new abattoir in the north-east have been put on hold due to the Covid-19 crisis and economic uncertainty.

The latest accounts for the company, which is jointly owned by Scotland’s largest red meat processor JW Galloway and north-east farmers’ co-operative ANM Group, revealed its plans for a new abattoir are on hold.

The company is planning to build a new abattoir, to replace its existing premises in Inverurie, at the Thainstone Business Park, on the outskirts of Inverurie.

In his report accompanying the accounts, which cover the year to March 1 2020, managing director Robbie Galloway said: “With uncertainty around Brexit and the effect it could have on economic conditions, the development of the new abattoir on land at Thainstone Business Park was put on hold.

“As the company looked to re-start this project, the Covid-19 pandemic occurred, therefore the directors have decided to keep the project in its current status, and the group will look to restart it when the economic outlook is more certain.”



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