A MAJOR business park on the eastern outskirts of Moray’s capital has taken a leap forward.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise has announced investment of £1.9 million to bring the site at Bamuckity Farm closer to reality.
Elgin Business Park Limited, controlled by Springfield Properties, have secured the funding which will go towards the £6.8 million cost of creating the infrastructure to enable the first phase of the development to begin.
The initial stage involve developing a 66 acre section of the full 125 acre site.
Construction of the entire business park, which is expected to take around seven years, will support more than 30 full time equivalent jobs in the building industry.
When complete it is anticipate there will be a variety of industrial, office, warehousing, hospitality and retail premises in use creating hundreds of jobs.
The desire for a business park in the town has been a constant for the past 15 years.
It has featured in both the Moray 2020 strategy (2005) and the more recent Moray Economic Strategy (2012).