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Aberdeenshire Council is pleased to invite you to an online event and presentation which will demonstrate the opportunities for new seaweed cultivation operations on the Banff and Buchan coast. 

Aberdeenshire Council’s Regeneration Team commissioned a study in March 2021 to explore the opportunities this emerging and fast-growing industry may provide for the Banff and Buchan area and its businesses.  Northern Light Consulting, a multi-disciplinary consultancy operating principally in the blue economy, was engaged to deliver the study and will deliver this presentation.

To date, small-scale seaweed harvesting and foraging has been more widely associated with the West Coast of Scotland. Whilst the marine environment on the North East Coast is different to the sheltered west coast, seaweed is still to be found in abundance here.  Seaweed cultivation and the associated processing and use of seaweed products could offer valuable diversification opportunities, harnessing existing infrastructure, skills and businesses in North Aberdeenshire.

Please join us to learn more about the project, its findings, and how local businesses could be involved in the next steps to take this opportunity forward.  The event will consist of a 40minute presentation followed by a Q&A session.

Registration – please click on this link and follow the steps to register your attendance and receive the Zoom link

Please share this invitation to any contacts in your network who may be interested. If you have any questions please contact

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 24th.