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The spring sunshine is very welcome on the farm - for sowing, the solar panels, general good humour and it's good weather for ice cream making and eating! Tuesday 19th April was the sunniest day so far this year - with our solar panels generating almost 11,500kWh of solar electricity. That's enough to keep the ice cream dairy and new chocolate factory going for the day.
We enjoyed a visit from the Japanese Consul General, Hajime Kitaoka today.The Consul General expressed an interest in visiting Aberdeenshire after reading a newspaper article highlighting the fact that Inverurie and the AB51 post code boasts the highest concentration of solar panels in Scotland. (our solar panel farm has something to do with that!)
This is the annual ‘living wage week’, with announcement of new rates, & various activity included a visit to Westertown by the First Minister - in support of our recent accreditation as “living wage” employers and our official commitment to the Scottish Business Pledge. She toured the ice cream dairy, tried some of next year’s flavours in the development kitchen (& approved of the lemon option!), saw honeycomb and ice cream tubs being made and visited the chocolate factory (it’s nearly ready!).