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Salmon farmer wins rural recognition

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Loch Duart, the independent salmon farming company, has been commended for its role as an employer in rural Scotland.

The salmon producer, which is based in Sutherland and the Hebrides, was Highly Commended in the Rural Employer of the Year category at the fourth annual Scottish Rural Awards ceremony and gala dinner which took place in Edinburgh last week.

Loch Duart, which employs 115 staff, has been an established business for nearly 20 years and is a significant employer in the remote communities of North West Scotland.

Loch Duart's sales director, Andy Bing, collects the award

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, partnered by Scottish Field magazine and the Scottish Countryside Alliance, recognises excellence in rural Scotland and celebrates the industry, innovation, dedication and community spirit of those who live and work in the countryside.