Clydebank bakers could receive a share of a £125,000 grant to help modernise their equipment.

The funding scheme, launched by trade body Scottish Bakers, will be made available to small family-run or independent businesses.

Alasdair Smith, Scottish Bakers chief executive, said: “"This fund will provide vital funding to support bakers, allowing them to invest in their businesses for the future and helping them to meet the needs of the changing modern high-street.

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"Scottish bakers are skilled crafts people baking fresh goods daily and many of our members are stalwarts of our high streets and communities. And of course a strong bakery sector is also good for Scotland Plc supporting 12,000 jobs securing the future of our much loved daily bread, savoury snacks and sweet treats."

The fund will be administered by the Scottish Bakers. Exact criteria for applicants is currently being developed and further information on when and how to apply will be available from Scottish Bakers in due course.

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