SSA raises serious concerns over immigration system with government

Amid serious concerns about the impact of the government’s points-based immigration system on seafood processing, SSA chief executive Jimmy Buchan met Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland Douglas Ross along with other food sector representatives in Elgin today.

Mr Buchan said Mr Ross had assured him that he understood the potential hazards of the system for a range of industries, from seafood to soft fruit farming to hospitality.

“He made it clear that he is very much on this and will engage with the immigration minister to make sure that our sector’s voice and Scotland’s voice is heard loud and clear.”