SARK’S new slaughterhouse was opened officially yesterday.
Designed and project-managed by a Sark resident engineer, John Robinson, in conjunction with the Guernsey States’ veterinary and environmental health officers, the £350,000 facility has been largely constructed by local builders, electricians and plumbers.
With the commissioning of the new abattoir at Les Laches, Sark is confident that procedures and practices will meet the standards required to continue exporting its meat Bailiwick-wide.
Lt-Governor Vice Admiral Sir Ian Corder performed the official opening ceremony. He unveiled a plaque and cut a ribbon and also presented a plaque on behalf of the people of Sark to Mr Robinson. About 40 people attended.
The slaughterhouse will come into operation early next month.
Chief Pleas voted unanimously in December to build the facility.