Morrisons has bought a Scottish potato packing facility from fresh produce grower Farmcare as part of a wider supply agreement.

The plant at Carnoustie will be used to store, grade, pack and procure potatoes. It will become Morrisons’ 17th manufacturing plant across the UK.

Farmcare, which has 11 estates across the UK, will supply a range of produce to Morrisons, including potatoes.

“Our acquisition of the Carnoustie site, and our relationship with Farmcare, shows Morrisons’ commitment to working directly with growers in Scotland and offering our customers the very best quality fresh produce,” said Morrisons manufacturing MD Andrew Thornber.

Farmcare CEO Richard Quinn added: “The deal with Morrisons is a strong strategic fit.  We look forward to an ongoing relationship that allows Farmcare to concentrate on what we do best: growing great crops and working closely with Morrisons as a supplier of choice.”

The retailer is now set to start TUPE discussions with Farmcare Carnoustie staff as part of the agreement.