Loch Duart Appoints Seafood Industry Expert as New Chairman

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Alistair Erskine, a Scottish seafood industry expert, is taking over as Chairman of Loch Duart. Alistair takes over from Dr Andrew Barbour, who has been Chair since 2008 having joined as a non-exec director in 2002. It is a significant year for the independent Scottish business, which is about to mark 20 years of farming its award winning salmon. Alban …

Loch Duart wins: Made In Scotland Exporter of the Year award

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  We have been named ‘Exporter of the Year’ at the 2019 Made in Scotland Awards.   Alban Denton, Managing Director of Loch Duart, said: “We are so proud that Loch Duart has been named Exporter of the Year at the Insider Made in Scotland Awards. We’re a small company with big ambitions and this is a success we share …

Loch Duart Salmon Attended Brussels Seafood Expo 2019

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  Our team is in Brussels next week exhibiting at the 27th edition of the Seafood Expo Global.   Seafood Expo Global is the largest seafood trade event on the planet – with more than 29,000 buyers, suppliers, media outlets and seafood professionals, from over 152 countries, in attendance. Seafood Expo is where the very best of the seafood industry …

Kerry Macphee British Series Race Recaps

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I’m so chuffed to be able to share that I finally won a national series MTB race, woohoo! Having been the bridesmaid on so many occasions, my chuffed levels were super high, but it was not an easy win by any means. The race was at Hadleigh Park, the venue for the 2012 London Olympics and this was round 2 …

Loch Duart Shortlisted for Made In Scotland Exporter of the Year 2019

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We are delighted to have been shortlisted for ‘Exporter of the Year’ for the 2019 Insider Made in Scotland Awards. We have been shortlisted after we demonstrated outstanding export growth with export sales having increased by 68% over the last two financial years to an all-time high for our business.   Alban Denton, Managing Director of Loch Duart, said: “Loch …

Kerry MacPhee Mediterranean Epic 2019 Race

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Stage 1. I love that pre-race anticipation on a start line and Mediterranean Epic go to town on it. Blaring music, a stunning beach backdrop, a guy on the mic getting more and more excited in undecipherable Spanish and people milling about, athletes warming up on rollers and everyone eyeballing each other. It’s brilliant! The only thing I don’t like …

Kerry MacPhee Mediterranean Epic 2019 – Pre Race Prep

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In keeping with my early season logic of using stage racing as blocks of training, I signed up to do the Mediterranean Epic 4 day stage race in early February. This had been my first ever stage race last year and it had been one of the most challenging and overwhelming racing experiences I’d had to date and I felt …

International Women’s Day – Women In Cycling

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  Introduce yourself (and your bikes…) Kerry MacPhee My name is Kerry MacPhee and I come from the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides. I am based in Stirling though spend a lot of time in the Hebrides for work and also across Europe and the UK racing mountain bikes as an elite cyclist. I’m currently ranked 61st …

Kerry MacPhee Lanzarote 4 Stage Race

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Read about Kerry’s Lanzarote preperation here. Stage 1 was a 42km stage. I’d been warned by my friend Isla who’d raced this the previous year that riders go pretty hard on this stage and she was right… it was tough! The master’s men get set off a minute behind the women and as soon as the fastest of the masters …

Kerry MacPhee New Year, New Journey

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  Last year I had some success at early season stage racing so it made sense to incorporate it into my training for the early 2019 season too. The logic behind it has always been to get a good block of warm weather training in, with the added stimulus of race intensity and anything else like UCI points, with podiums …