Sunday, August 18, 2019
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Plans for a new fish feed factory on Skye have been given the go ahead by Highland councillors.

Members of Highland Council's north planning committee voted through the plans by 13 votes to three.

Marine Harvest hopes the new plans will be constructed by 2018.  

Although the cost of the project had previously been estimated at £80m, latest estimates reveal the expected cost to run to £93m.  

The development on the site of an old quarry at Kyleakin could create 55 full-time permanent jobs.

The plant will produce food for the firm's Scottish fish farms as well as those in Norway, Ireland and the Faroe Islands.

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