Loch Duart proud of role at wed­ding feast


The Press and Journal (Inverness) - - Business And Fishing -

GUESTS at the royal wed­ding dined on salmon pro­duced by Loch Duart af­ter the nup­tials on Fri­day, the Suther­land fish­farm­ing com­pany con­firmed yes­ter­day.

Loch Duart, based at Scourie, said it was re­spond­ing to nu­mer­ous in­quiries about its con­tri­bu­tion to the feast laid on at Buck­ing­ham Palace.

Man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Nick Joy said:“Weare­proud­to­con­firm that fresh salmon from the South Uist sites of Loch Duart was served at the din­ner af­ter the royal wed­ding of Prince Wil­liam andKateMid­dle­ton.

“This is a huge ac­co­lade for an in­de­pen­dent salmon com­pany. We are ab­so­lutely de­lighted that the taste of our salmon has this recog­ni­tion and thrilled that one of our sites in South Uist was cho­sen.”

Mr Joy said the firm’s 95strong work­force was “over­joyed to have been in­volved in this happy day for the royal cou­ple”.

The com­pany’s salmon was also on the menu at Lon­don’s Gor­ing Ho­tel, where the bride’s fam­ily stayed be­fore the wed­ding.

Loch Duart pro­duces about 5,600 tonnes of salmon a year and ex­ports its fish to 14 coun­tries. It won a Queen’s Award for En­ter­prise in 2008.

Scot­tish seafood fea­tured heav­ily at the royal wed­ding re­cep­tion and at the evening event that fol­lowed it.

Guests at the lunchtime re­cep­tion tucked into a feast fea­tur­ing sev­eral fish cour­ses, in­clud­ing Scot­tish lan­gous­tine and smoked salmon.

Theeveningre­cep­tion­menu fea­tured lan­gous­tine from the West­ern Isles plus Loch Duart’s salmon.

Scot­land’s rep­u­ta­tion for fine seafood is get­ting a fur­ther boost at this week’s Eu- ro­pean Seafood Ex­po­si­tion and Seafood Pro­cess­ing Europe event in Brus­sels.

Nearly 20 firms and or­gan­i­sa­tions from Scot­land are there, hop­ing to gen­er­ate mil­lions of pounds of new busi­ness. The an­nual show­case – the world’s largest seafood trade fair – opened yes­ter­day and con­tin­ues to­day and to­mor­row.

The bride and groom on their way to the wed­ding re­cep­tion at Buck­ing­ham Palace

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