Scottish Sea Farms
Adventure Weekend in the Highlands
· Heart of the Community Trust grants £6,000 to purchase adventure equipment
· Disabled and disadvantaged young people experience adventure at Lochcarron
Adventures Unlimited Scotland is a ‘not for profit’ Community Interest Company based near Inverness that was in urgent need of equipment to make outdoor activities a reality for groups of youngsters within the local communities. A water activities weekend took place recently at Lochcarron for young people with additional needs and the group celebrated receiving £6,000 from Scottish Sea Farms
The cash will be spent on providing sailing, kayaking and canoeing activities to young people with a range of disabilities and disadvantage in Inverness and the Highlands.
Simon Sims, Director and Instructor, Adventures Unlimited Scotland, said: “We were using equipment on loan to us from another organisation and now we will be able to purchase these items. This includes a 5.2m RIB, eight double kayaks and canoes, a canoe trailer, a Box trailer, and a range of wetsuits, buoyancy aids and paddles. The £6,000 from Heart of The Community is a fantastic boost for us and we have also received cash from Inverness Discretionary Ward Funds and Children in Need. The activities help to develop skills of self-awareness, co-operation, confidence and ambition. We encourage young people from all abilities and backgrounds to participate in a healthy and dynamic activity.”
Will Fulton, Manager at Scottish Sea Farms’ Kishorn site, said: “The opportunity to take part in these adventurous activities is a brilliant chance for young people who would otherwise never experience anything like this. The Heart of the Community fund exists to support a whole range of worthwhile causes and it is really heartening to be able to help Adventures Unlimited create more weekends and events throughout the year.”
Application forms for the Heart of The Community can be found on the Scottish Sea Farms website – www.scottishseafarms.com – together with full details of the criteria required.
· The ‘Heart of the Community’ Trust supports projects and charities that will deliver lasting change to local communities and allow them to grow and develop. Awards are considered in the areas of health and health promotion, education and life-long learning, personal development and various community projects that bring benefit.
· Scottish Sea Farms was established in 1974 and currently has 380 employees
· The main product is farmed Scottish Atlantic salmon and SSF currently produces +27,000 tonnes and the company has a turnover in excess of £110 million.
· Scottish Sea Farms is one of Scotland’s leading seafood producers and is the 2nd largest salmon farmer in Scotland.
· Sites include hatcheries, freshwater and marine locations in the West Coast of Scotland, Orkney Isles and the Shetland Isles. Processing locations are located in South Shian, Argyll and Scalloway, Shetland.
· Scottish Sea Farms is jointly owned by Leroy Seafood Group and SalMar ASA. It has three main markets – UK, France and the USA – and exports salmon to 20+ different countries. Scottish Sea Farms was the first Scottish salmon farmer to export volumes direct to China; a new and emerging market.
· The UK salmon industry is worth over £1bn a year
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