Salmon farm fund rainproofs nursery

Rainproofed children and staff from Rainbow Child Care thanks to Scottish Sea Farms funding

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Wet winter days will be a walk in the park for this group of youngsters and their minders after a donation of colourful waterproofs.

Rainbow Child Care in Dunstaffnage near Oban received funds from Scottish Sea Farm’s (SSF) nearby farm to buy new sets of all-weather gear for six of its nursery staff and 60 children.

Manager of SSF’s Dunstaffnage farm David Duffy understands what it is like to battle the elements so he enlisted the support of the company’s Heart of the Community Trust to buy the outdoor clothing.

Mr Duffy’s wife Jane, who works at the nursery, said: ‘Before Covid, a lot of our learning was outside but since the pandemic we’re outdoors 50 per cent of the time because it’s a safer environment.

‘Our motto is we don’t go out if there is a yellow weather warning, but if it’s just rainy or windy we’ll be out in the open air. That means the children’s own suits can get soaked in the morning so having additional waterproofs to go back out in the afternoon is a godsend for us. We’re extremely grateful to Scottish Sea Farms.’