Scotlands marts face water burden

06 April 1999

Scotlands marts face water burden

SCOTLANDS marts face another commercial pressure – extra costs following the decision of the water authorities to re-assess their disposal charges.

The Herald reports that the North of Scotland Water Authority wants to increase the charge at United Auctions mart in Perth from £24,000 to £140,000 by 2004.

Another company facing a water problem is John Swan & Sons which claims it faces ever-increasing bills for effluent treatment at its St Boswells mart.

The paper also reports on marts facing financial problems from the high level of rates charged by councils.

  • The Herald 06/04/99 page 19

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