SCOTLAND’S biggest salmon farmer has helped fund a live music studio for the west coast radio station Nevis Radio.
The MOWI Live Lounge was launched this week, with local singer songwriter Keir Gibson the first act to play on air, the Oban Times reported.
Representatives from Mowi Scotland, Liberty, Lochaber Chamber of Commerce, the Buzz Project and members of the community were welcomed into the Nevis Radio studios in Fort William to celebrate the inaugural live broadcast on Tuesday morning.
Nevis Radio chairman John Weller and sustainability and development manager Simon Abberley described how in the spring they approached Mowi to help fund a dream – to be able to broadcast, record and engineer high quality live music in their studios and out on location.
The Live Lounge Project took shape over the next few months, with Mowi agreeing to a four-year sponsorship.
Jayne MacKay of Mowi said the company was delighted to support the project, adding that it was great news for Fort William and Lochaber.
All the work to construct and re-wire the studio and hang the soundproof material was conducted in-house by the Nevis Radio team.