Loch Duart, the salmon farming business based in North West Scotland, is reinforcing its close bonds and commitment to the local community by donating £10,000 towards the re-wiring of Scourie Village Hall in Sutherland. The village hall committee needs this work to be carried out in order to obtain an entertainment licence, which is required to be able to hold events in the hall.
Having established Loch Duart in the area nearly 20 years ago, the salmon business has close ties with the community and Scourie is the local village to Loch Duart’s mainland base.
Loch Duart has also just started the Greenpower Goblin Car Project with Primary 7 pupils from Scourie, Kinlochbervie and Durness. A racing car engineering project, it involves building a kit car and entering it into a race in Aberdeenshire. Pupils will meet once a month until June at Kinlochbervie High School to build the car, along with one of the Loch Duart engineers, and will then have the chance to go to Aberdeenshire to watch it in the race. Loch Duart has sponsored the ‘Goblin Car Project’ for £1,000 to kick-start the project.
In addition to supporting these projects, Loch Duart has recently purchased new strips for the Lochinver Junior football team.
Alban Denton, Managing Director at Loch Duart, said:
“As an established business in the area for nearly 20 years, Loch Duart couldn’t have achieved the growth and success that we have without the support and close involvement of the local community. Whether they are employees, partners in our projects, or suppliers to the business, we value their support immensely. We donated funds towards Scourie Village Hall because it’s such a vital hub for the local community. We’re also committed to supporting the wider community. With the fantastic ‘Goblin Car Project’, and through our support for Lochinver FC, we’re reaching young people from Durness through Kinlochbervie to Scourie and, of course, Lochinver. These projects and others further our commitment to supporting the fabric of the local community.”
Iona Shaw, Chair of Scourie Village Hall Committee, said:
“From parties, to regular clubs and group events, the Scourie Village Hall is at the heart of our community. So the upkeep and maintenance of the building, while costly, is essential to ensure we continue to provide this valued resource to people of all ages within the local community. We’re over the moon to receive Loch Duart’s generous £10,000 donation towards the re-wiring of the building. It’s so inspiring to see how much the business values and supports a range of community projects.”