Fish farm­ers pre­pare to serve up Taynuilt Highland Games

The Oban Times - - News - LOUISE GLEN lglen@oban­times.co.uk

A FISH FARM­ING com­pany will be the main spon­sor for Taynuilt Highland Games, as well as serv­ing up sam­ples and run­ning a com­pe­ti­tion to raise money for lo­cal com­mu­nity groups.

Dawn­fresh Farm­ing has con- trib­uted £2,000 to the or­gan­is­ers of its lo­cal Highland games, which take place on July 22.

Dawn­fresh Farm­ing, the UK’s largest pro­ducer of farmed trout, has six sites in Scot­land, in­clud­ing three in Argyll on Loch Awe and Loch Etive. The com­pany em­ploys around 25 peo­ple at its sites on Loch Etive, with al­most all of them liv­ing in the im­me­di­ate area around Taynuilt and Oban.

At the games, Dawn­fresh will have free sam­ples of smoked trout to al­low lo­cal peo­ple to taste the qual­ity of the prod­uct, which is farmed on their doorstep. The com­pany will also have a guess the weight com­pe­ti­tion for one of their fish, with a food ham­per for the win­ner and all do­na­tions raised be­ing do­nated to lo­cal com­mu­nity groups.

Events at the Taynuilt Highland Games in­clude danc­ing com­peti- tions, pip­ing and tra­di­tional track and field events for all ages.

Ste­wart Hawthorn, from Dawn­fresh, said: ‘ We are in­cred­i­bly proud to be able to be one of the main sup­port­ers of the Taynuilt Highland Games this year as well as to take a full part in the fes­tiv­i­ties.

‘As one of the largest lo­cal em­ploy­ers in the area, most of our team live lo­cally and we con­sider our­selves to be a real part of the com­mu­nity here so it is im­por­tant we take part in th­ese events.

‘We hope those com­ing along with stop by to taste the amaz­ing qual­ity fish that is pro­duced on their doorstep as well as tak­ing part in our com­pe­ti­tion to raise more money for the lo­cal com­mu­nity.’

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