Firm marks mile­stone with golf tour­na­ment

The Oban Times - - Sport -

MARINE Harvest em­ploy­ees from all over Scot­land gath­ered in Ari­saig for a golf tour­na­ment, mark­ing the 50th an­niver­sary of the fish farm­ing firm.

The sun was shin­ing at Traigh golf club as 34 peo­ple took part in the sta­ble­ford com­pe­ti­tion on Satur­day.

It was a clean sweep for the Lochaber staff as David MacGil­livray of Glen­finnan was crowned win­ner with 43 points, closely fol­lowed by John MacMil­lan of Traigh on 42.

Fort Wil­liam based Billy Glen, head of health and safety for Marine Harvest, was third with 41 points and fourth was John Hen­der­son of Traigh with 36 points.

Not to be out­done, the Lochaber ladies stormed ahead in the com­pe­ti­tions. Gil­lian Clark of Traigh was first with 31, fol­lowed by Rosie Curtis of Kil­choan on 23.

John An­gus ‘Gil­lie’ Gillies, har­vest­ing man­ager at the com­pany’s Mal­laig site, or­gan­ised the event. He said: ‘I could not be hap­pier with the way things went. The weather was a bonus.

‘Ev­ery­one was happy with the co- op­er­a­tion of the golf club. Club chair­man, Roddy Burgess, and his mem­bers were very help­ful. The com­pe­ti­tion was for our staff, cus­tomers and sup­pli­ers, but mem­bers of Traigh also took part.’

Prizes were handed out af­ter a buf­fet in the nearby Lochailort Inn by Jocky MacRae, a Traigh golf club vet­eran and for­mer Marine Harvest em­ployee.

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