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Fife firm helps Forth Ports to relight Burntisland’s fire

[ June 2, 2014   //   ]

Forth Ports and Fife-based Scott Group have gained full planning permission for a multimillion pound scheme to regenerate the eastern end of the Port of Burntisland. Supported by a Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) grant from Scottish Enterprise, the partners will initially invest around £2.5m in the development of the six acre site in to a pallet manufacturing facility including upgrades to the electricity supply serving the port, refurbishment of the existing building and surrounding hard standing areas, the relocation and installation of new equipment and upgrades to local roads to keep traffic away from the town.

Scott Group will relocate its main timber pallet manufacturing operation in Scotland from the Port of Rosyth.

The current building at the port in Burntisland will be adapted to suit the needs of the pallet business and the quayside will be adapted for handling timber being delivered by ship. It is anticipated that the installation of equipment will be in progress during June and July, with the site fully operational in September 2014.

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