Scotland business

Highland Spring buys Moray bottled water plant

Highland Spring Group has bought a bottled water plant from Moray Council.

The local authority said the deal would help secure jobs and the long-term future of the facility at the Braes of Glenlivet.

Highland Spring recently expressed interest in purchasing the building and surrounding land, having taken over the lease of the plant three years ago.

The company, which produces its Speyside Glenlivet brand from the site, paid about £400,000 for the property.

Highland Spring Group finance director Murray Falconer said: "The purchase of the facility at Braes of Glenlivet adds to the investment we have recently put into the Speyside Glenlivet brand.

"It will allow us to make further investment in the property which is essential as we foresee significant increases in production in the next few years."

The plant was built in 1992 by the former Grampian Regional Council in conjunction with the Crown Estate.

It currently employs about a dozen people.

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