The Scottish government has awarded Carr’s Flour Mills a grant of £829,000 to transport wheat to its mill at Kirkcaldy by sea rather than road.
The money will be used to provide enhanced storage silos and handling equipment to transport wheat to the flour mill.
The project is being run with the assistance of Forth Ports as the operator of Kirkcaldy Harbour. Construction of the new silos will commence in February 2011. It is anticipated that the project should be completed to allow the first vessels to arrive at the harbour in the summer or early autumn.
Scottish transport minister Keith Brown said: “Not only will this grant awarded to Carr’s help reduce HGV movements on the trunk routes, it will also see better use of waterborne freight facilities.