Harvesting Brussels sprouts© FLPA/REX/Shutterstock
Almost half of Scotland’s horticultural businesses say they will have to downsize their farming operations if they do not have access to the same migrant labour pool after Brexit. A report by Scotland’s Rural College, which investigated the use of seasonal workers in Scotland’s soft fruit and vegetable sector, estimates 9,255 migrant workers were employed during 2017 to help pick and pack produce. Employers report there has been a long-term decline in the availability and willingness of the local Scottish […]
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