Good day for Eday22 April, 2014 –
EDAY Fish Farm site has been named as a Regional Finalist in the 2014 M&S Farming for the Future Awards.
Scottish Sea Farms is one of only four Scottish finalists in the awards, which recognise sustainability, ethics and education.
The M&S Farming for the Future awards celebrate farmers who supply M&S and have proved their commitment to sustainability.
Four regional finalists from Scotland will go forward to the finals and Scottish Sea Farms Eday site in Orkney has been chosen as one of these finalists.
The winners will be announced at this years Royal Highland Show at Ingliston in Edinburgh.
Richard Darbyshire, Regional Production Manager, Scottish Sea Farms, said: We are delighted to be chosen as a finalist by M&S.
As a retailer M&S is known for its high standards and we were able to demonstrate our commitment in the areas of sustainability, ethics and education in the Orkney area.
We have employed five Eday residents that had no fish farming experience and trained them to a standard that has enabled the farm to be the best performing Scottish Sea Farms site in 2013.
These well paid and technical jobs are highly valued on a remote island, where the total population only numbers 150.
The quality of salmon we can produce in Orkney is exceptional and we overcame technically challenging environmental conditions to site the farm at Eday.