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Scottish Salmon Company says four new jobs will be created if they get the go-ahead to site additional office facilities at their shore base at Kallin Harbour, Grimsay.

Already the biggest private-sector employer in the Western Isles, the fish farm company is seeking permission from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to install a 7.5 metre by 3.25-metre building with a floor space of 24.4 square metres.

The building will serve as a feed technician office and comprise an office space plus a small kitchenette.

It is to be sited within the existing boundaries of the shore base, which the company has operated for approximately the past ten years. 

The shore base supports several fish farms in Uist.

According to the design statement, the proposed development provides additional office facilities for feed technicians to improve working conditions for the employees based at the site.

When the new accommodation is in place, the Scottish Salmon Company says they will create four new feed technician positions in North Uist, taking the payroll to 17.

The existing building at the shore base will continue to be used for equipment storage, drying space, and office accommodation.

With a major production base in Marybank, Stornoway, the Scottish Salmon Company, with head offices in Edinburgh, is part of the Farces-based Bakkafrost Group and has more than 600 UK employees exporting products to more than 26 countries.