Fish farmers proud to serve up Taynuilt Highland Games

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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 contributed £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 competitions, 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.’