Com­mu­nity wel­comes sup­port

Fish Farmer - - Farm Visit -

THE build­ing team at Inch­more, led by Ma­rine Harvest con­struc­tion man­ager Stephen McCaig, put time aside dur­ing their sched­ule to trans­form an old school build­ing in the com­mu­nity. Angie Yair, of the West Glen­moris­ton Com­mu­nity Com­pany, said lo­cals had been try­ing for sev­eral years to make bet­ter use of the build­ing. The plan was to turn part of the school into an af­ford­able home and part into a hub, where res­i­dents could hold meet­ings and classes, and which would serve as a base for Care in the Com­mu­nity. Now, with fund­ing and labour sup­plied by Ma­rine Harvest, the project has been com­pleted. McCaig’s sub­con­trac­tors were de­ployed to see the project through, and Ma­rine Harvest had ‘made it hap­pen’, said Yair, a re­tired mid­wife and district nurse. The old school house will also be used as a re­silience cen­tre, with SSE pu ng in a gen­er­a­tor that can be switched on dur­ing power cuts. Angie’s hus­band, Peter, said the com­mu­nity and Ma­rine Harvest man­aged to work to­gether by talk­ing to each other – ‘they’ve been very good to us’, he said. Ear­lier, Ma­rine Harvest fresh­wa­ter man­ager John Rich­mond thanked the com­mu­nity for pu ng up with the com­mo­tion as the hatch­ery was be­ing con­structed. All this con­struc­tion has been very noisy, dis­rup­tive and re­lent­less for the past few years so I must thank our neigh­bours for their tol­er­ance and un­der­stand­ing as we’ve been build­ing the farm here. We are very nearly there we’ve still got a lit­tle bit to do- but I hope very soon to fin­ish con­struc­tion and re­turn the glen to a more peace­ful en­vi­ron­ment.’

Above: Angie Yair with what’s le of the cake she made for the oc­ca­sion. Above:

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