A SCOTTISH fish container provider has secured a £1.2 million funding package from Royal Bank of Scotland.

The boost will let Peterhead-based Box Pool Solutions add an extra production line in the form of a new factory, allowing it to double the number of plastic fish boxes it currently provides the industry.

Established in 2005 by key representatives from the industry, Box Pool Solutions services around 100 fishing vessels and has an annual turnover of £2.2m.

The industry previously relied on the supply of containers from third parties with limited availability, often leading to disrupted supply.

The new factory, which is expected to open in the Spring, will allow the business to continue to expand with the creation of four full-time jobs. It is also designed to the highest food safety and energy efficiency standards.

Gayle Graham of Box Pool Solutions, said: “The recent funding boost has enabled us to expand our premises, giving us the opportunity to be even more active within a thriving sector.”