Salmon producers hope that the first export shipment of Scottish salmon to Saudi Arabia in 18 months will herald new market opportunities.
A shipment of Scottish salmon arrived in Dammam on Saturday 21 November.
This effectively re-opened the Saudi Arabian export market after a lengthy hiatus due to the changes in Saudi seafood regulations in mid-2019.
The UK exported around £1.9 million of seafood to Saudi Arabia in 2017, falling to around £1 million in 2018. Exports of Scottish salmon alone to Saudi Arabia were valued at around £200,000 per annum.