Three groups share fish farm donation

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Dawnfresh, the UK’s largest producer of farmed trout, has donated £2,000 to three Oban and Taynuilt groups.

Taynuilt Community Hall, Taynuilt Rainbows and the RNLI in Oban have all benefited.

Dawnfresh farming director Alison Hutchins said the chosen groups reflect the firm’s priorities.

Taynuilt Community Hall is a vital resource, while the Rainbows provide excellent education and skills, and supporting the RNLI shows Dawnfresh’s understanding of the dangers of working on the water and the importance of the service that the charity provides to boats near Oban.

Last year Dawnfresh produced more than 4,500 tonnes of trout from its sites at Loch Etive, Loch Awe and Loch Earn. The company has also recently announced plans for a further four farm sites on the west coast, including at the south of Bute.

Ms Hutchins said: ‘In addition to donations such as this, our teams provide practical support and assistance on the lochs such as clearing rubbish, helping with moorings or helping boats which may run in to trouble. It is vitally important that we form an integral part of the community where we farm our fish and will always be seeking to do more to help where we can.’