A COWDENBEATH based business is one of eighteen projects that have been awarded a share of more than £6 million, enabling companies to invest in infrastructure, upgrade or replace facilities, and purchase new equipment, as well safeguarding 345 jobs, and creating 156 new ones across Scotland.

The funding includes an award of £682,051.78 to Graham's The Family Dairy Group, who have a plant at Glenfield Industrial Estate as well as an operation in Stirling.

Welcoming the news, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said: “Food and Drink continues to be one of Scotland’s success stories of recent years, with a turnover of more than £13.9 billion last year – and directly employing more than 110,000 people across the country.

“And the Scottish Government is doing everything we can to support the sector’s long-term ambition to double in value to £30 billion in the next 12 years.