Potatoes urged to take the train


23 April 1998


Potatoes urged to take the train


RAILWAY privatisation and the development of a national freight grid should help green the image of the food and farming industry, a British Potato Council export seminar was told.


Massive investment by the American-owned English, Welsh & Scottish Railway (EWS) group could mean a guaranteed maximum delivery time of 36 hours door-to-door from the north of Scotland to the south of England, and a three-day delivery time
to European destinations.


One of the first guinea pigs to use the system, Alistair Roy, managing director of Gordon & Innes, Elgin, Moray, sent large quantities of seed potatoes from northern Scotland to England. He had nothing but praise for the network.


  • The Scotsman 23/04/98 page 30

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