The Scottish Rural Development Program has given poultry producers funds to upgrade operations, according to a report in The Scotsman. The largest grant went to Fred Duncan, Grampian Country Food founder, who will use £$1.6M to transform some large pig units for hens.

Glenrath farms, the biggest egg producer in Scotland, will use its £$745,000 to upgrade two of its chicken sheds to an enriched colony system. I & J McRae and G Watson also received funds to upgrade egg facilities.