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Goal! The Scottish Salmon Company equip Stornoway FC for new year. The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC),  has provided Stornoway Football Club on the Isle of Lewis with valuable funding for training equipment, following its latest round of Community Fund awards.

A community football team, Stornoway FC is made up of around 30 players, including five SSC employees from marine and processing, and welcomes anyone to join who wants to meet new people, while improving their fitness. Playing in the local community league, the Club was nominated by SSC Marybank Processing Operative Andrew Black and Sustainability Officer Murdo Frame, to receive funding to purchase footballs, training kit and referee equipment.

Established in 2017 as part of SSC’s Community Charter, the Community Fund encourages SSC staff to be champions in their area by nominating local groups, charities and organisations that support health and wellbeing for a funding grant of up to £250.

Craig Anderson, Chief Executive of The Scottish Salmon Company, said: “Stornoway FC brings people together from different backgrounds to enjoy a mutual interest. The Scottish Salmon Company is committed to promoting of health and wellbeing in the communities where we live and work and are proud to support Stornoway FC and their outstanding work.”

Derek Morrison, Manager of Stornoway FC said: “Our thanks go to The Scottish Salmon Company, their donation has had such a positive effect on the whole team. “This funding will allow Stornoway FC to purchase additional training equipment, meaning we can get out more to practice between games.”

For more information, please visit: www.scottishsalmon.com

The Scottish Salmon Company is the leading producer of premium salmon with operations only in Scotland. The company is engaged in all stages of the value chain from smolt production through freshwater and marine farming to harvesting and processing, as well as sales and marketing activity. It is dedicated to producing the highest quality Scottish salmon.

All of the Scottish Salmon Company’s Farms and processing facilities are audited and approved by the internationally acclaimed GLOBALGAP accreditation scheme, which includes excellence in fish husbandry and animal welfare. The Scottish Salmon Company is the first salmon producer in Scotland to be awarded a 2 star ‘Best Aquaculture Practice’ (BAP) certification for every one of its marine sites. Internationally recognized, BAP is the world’s most comprehensive third-party aquaculture certification programme.

The Scottish Salmon Company supports the development of sport in the local communities where its staff work and live. The company’s total staff number over 550 people. The main office is in Edinburgh.