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Oban’s youth set to benefit from Barcaldine investment

sneil@obantimes.co.uk

A NUMBER of businesses will need to be relocated from Barcaldine’s Marine Resource Centre following the news that it is being redeveloped as a £35 million salmon hatchery.

However, many see the move as positive, saying it will bring new investment into the site, and will complement work to establish Oban as a university town.

Last week Scottish Sea Farms, Scotland’s second largest salmon farmer, announced it had bought the marine business hub by Loch Creran, where it plans to build a new land-based RAS (re-circulating aquacul ture system) freshwater facility, for rearing smolts until they are ready to transfer to sea farms, creating up to 25 permanent jobs.

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