Lochhead Opens Aberdeenshire Social Enterprise

Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead officially opened Longside Fruit Mart in Peterhead on Monday..

Date:

Wed, 02 Mar 2011

Source:

Scottish Government

The Fruit Mart, a commercial fruit and vegetable retail and wholesale business, has been acquired by Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE).

The sale was backed with a £25,000 award from Aberdeenshire Fairer Scotland Fund, with CFINE receiving a separate £69,400 from the Third Sector Enterprise Fund.

Longside Fruit Mart will operate as a social firm, providing supported employment and training for 17 adults with learning disabilities.

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