The destiny of vegetables and fruit farms across Tayside and also Fife is being endangered as a result of Brexit, it has actually been declared.
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader as well as North East Fife MSP Willie Rennie has actually contacted the UK Government to ensure an easy-to-operate seasonal workers plan after hearing proof regional organisations are currently struggling to obtain the team they require.
Mr Rennie was talking following a see to Barnsmuir Farm near Crail, which grows berries and also brassica.
“At the optimal of the period Barnsmuir requires 370 employees,” he said. “Most of the employees originate from Romania as well as Bulgaria but since the Brexit ballot they have actually been struggling to get the workforce. Their workers have actually faced a pay cut because of the fall in the value of the extra pound.
“The distance from residence as well as the Scottish climate come to be more vital when you do not get paid as a lot.”
Pete Wishart, SNP MP for Perth as well as North Perthshire, echoed those comments, highlighting warnings Scottish farmers might lose greater than ₤ 250 million a year as an outcome of Brexit.
A Government spokesman claimed: “Until we have actually left the EU, the UK will certainly continue to be a member with every one of the rights and also obligations that membership requires.”