Loch Duart, the independent salmon farming company based in Sutherland and the Hebrides, has been named runner up in the Best Food Business category at the Rural Business Awards North during a ceremony in The Last Drop Village Hotel, Bolton. The awards, which are supported by online retailer, Amazon, are a celebration of all that is great about rural business in the North of the UK.

Alban Denton, Managing Director of Loch Duart, said:

“It’s great for Loch Duart to be named runner up at the Best Rural Food Business Award. Our efforts to raise extraordinary salmon, asked for by name and enjoyed around the world, are completely wrapped up in being located in the Highlands and Islands. The beautiful rural environment we work in and the wonderful people who live and work in this area are central to Loch Duart’s success. I’d like to congratulate all the great businesses recognised at the awards.”

 

As a major business and significant employer in the remote North West Scotland communities, Loch Duart makes a substantial and positive contribution to the local economy. Loch Duart recognises the vital partnership between itself and local communities by supporting a range of projects including:

  • a new honey and bumble bee community project in partnership with Plan Bee
  • re-wiring Scourie Village Hall in Sutherland to enable it to secure an entertainment license
  • funding to local schools towards school trips
  • donations to Lochinver Lifeboat Station
  • funding an automated external defibrillator (AED) in Uist
  • support for Lochinver Community Hall refurbishment
  • kick-start funding for the Greenpower Goblin kit Car Project for P7 pupils from Durness, Kinlochbervie, Scourie and Lochinver
  • money towards Kinlochbervie Playing Field Association football pitch refurbishment
  • support for both Ross County Development Squad & Lochinver Junior football team