Scottish salmon farmers launch Community Engagement Charter.
For many years, salmon farming companies have been quietly investing and supporting local communities throughout the Highlands and Islands. From sponsorships to sports kits, theatre for schools to technology for elderly people, the projects are wide-ranging. Support comes financially, through volunteering, offering facilities and company expertise. Now the industry has formalised these many projects under a new set of guiding principles, which it describes as its “Community Engagement Charter”.
Scott Landsburgh, chief executive of the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation which represents the industry, said:
“As an industry we have always been engaged with local communities in many ways.
The time is right to make a public commitment to maintaining and enhancing this support. It is really important that communities feel more engaged with companies and recognise the many benefits they receive from salmon farming in their area.”