Scottish Salmon Company helps make the Day18 March, 2014 –
THE Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has donated to help pay for the Mull and Iona Pipe Band to attend Lochgilpheads Armed Forces Day celebrations this summer.
It follows a request from the Lochgilphead Armed Forces Association who approached the company for assistance.
The Association, along with Mid Argyll Pipe Band, hold an annual parade to mark the occasion and this year have invited Mull and Iona to join in the fun.
Davey Stewart for the Lochgilphead Association said: Myself and the rest of the Association members wanted to try and beat the success of last years event and thought inviting another military band would be the best way to mark the occasion.
Its a considerable way for the whole band to travel and as they are going to be our guests we wanted to try and cover all the necessary costs.
SSC has always shown a keen interest in activities around the local area so I thought they might be willing to get involved.
I visited a SSC site at to find out for myself and luckily South Production Manager Iain MacIntyre was only too happy to help. We are extremely grateful to the company and welcome its donation.
The bands will join together for a parade through Lochgilphead on Saturday 21 June, a week before the national celebration held in Stirling.
South Production Manager for the Scottish Salmon Company, Iain McIntyre said: The Scottish Salmon Company is pleased to be able to support this event in any way possible particularly as it is for such a worthy cause.
SSC is dedicated to ensuring it works alongside the communities in which it operates and continues to look for opportunities to get involved in supporting groups like the Lochgilphead Armed Forces Association. Its great that a member of our community felt able to reach out to us in this way.
L-R: Iain McIntyre SSC (left) with Davey Stewart, Lochgilphead Armed Forces Association and Mid-Argyll Pipe Band Major, Charles Ferguson.