SALMON farmer Loch Duart was highly commended in the Rural Employer of the Year category at last night’s Scottish Rural Awards.
The company, based in Sutherland and the Hebrides, is a significant employer in the remote communities of north west Scotland.
It employs more than 115 staff, many of whom work at sea, and has been an established business for nearly 20 years.
The award was accepted by Andy Bing, co-founder and sales director of Loch Duart, at the ceremony, held at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh.
Alban Denton, managing director of Loch Duart said: ‘Being highly commended in the Rural Employer Award is hugely important to us as we are rightfully proud of our fantastic team, who make our extraordinary tasting Loch Duart salmon one of the most in-demand products at restaurants and hotels across the globe.
‘I’m especially pleased that the skill and passion of our team is recognised, as we continue to attract individuals who are at the top of their game in aquaculture. I’d like to thank Scottish Rural Awards for this recognition.’
The Scottish Rural Awards are hosted by Scottish Field magazine (sister publication of Fish Update and Fish Farmer) and the Scottish Countryside Alliance.
Picture: Andy Bing at last night’s awards dinner