Salmon company’s double awards shortlisting

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The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC), which owns Gigha’s salmon farm, is celebrating after being named as a finalist in Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards.

The Responsible Business Awards is the UK’s longest running and most prestigious awards programme championing responsible business.

SSC is the only Scottish company and only food and drink producer to be shortlisted in the Responsible Business of the Year category of the awards which recognise the most inspiring businesses making a difference by taking action to build more inclusive workplaces, stronger communities and tackle environmental challenges.

Craig Anderson, chief executive of SSC, said: ‘Our responsibility journey began with our commitment to the environmental, economic and cultural sustainability of rural Scotland, where many of of our operations are based. As our business has grown, so has this commitment.

‘Our responsibility framework encompasses all areas of our business and gives our staff clear values and standards to guide their working practices. Along with promoting Scottish provenance, it has underpinned our approach to innovation, growing exports and creating skilled employment.

‘To be a finalist in both of these awards is testament to the vision and hard work of our team.’

These will not be the first award for SSC this year. Mr Anderson accepted a three-star BAP certification at the Seafood Expo North America (SENA) in Boston in March.

Gigha’s seafood story is part of a new video released by Seafood Scotland as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations.

The island’s halibut farm, Boathouse restaurant and beaches feature in the video created to showcase Scotland’s seafood industry.

Each clip portrays the industry’s great variety and quality by displaying Scotland’s beauty across the seasons and features fishermen, chefs and musicians, and showcases the seafood found in different regions during different periods of the year.

The soundtrack is written and performed by Tommy Ashby from the Scottish Borders.