Arran charity ArCaS receives funding boost from The Scottish Salmon Company

The Scottish Salmon Company has presented Arran-based cancer charity ArCaS with almost £600 raised from its Salmon in a Bun sales at the Brodick Highland Games in August.

The money was presented last week to Douglas Johnston, the charity’s Chairman, at the its shop in Brodick. The charity has provided support and crucial transport links for cancer patients from the island to hospitals on the mainland since 1989. It was specifically chosen by the Scottish Salmon Company team based at its Lamlash Bay site.

An annual highlight in the Arran social calendar, the Brodick Highland Games has been held every year since 1886. Throughout the day, a team from The Scottish Salmon Company offered samples and presented foodie demonstrations, including ways to introduce salmon into the family diet and sessions on how to smoke your own salmon.

The company’s delicious fresh sea loch salmon proved a real hit with visitors and locals alike.

The Scottish Salmon Company is the leading Scottish-based producer of fresh salmon, with sites throughout the West Coast and the Hebrides.

Craig Anderson, Managing Director of The Scottish Salmon Company, said: “Working closely with our local communities is extremely important to us. We had a fantastic day at the Brodick Highland Games and are already looking forward to next year’s event.

“Our Salmon in a Bun proved to be very popular with visitors to the Games and as a result we are delighted to donate £598 to ArCaS which provides such a crucial service to communities on Arran.”

Douglas Johnston, Chairman of ArCaS, said: “The transport we provide is crucial for members of the community and their families here on Arran who are suffering from cancer and struggle to make the significant journey to mainland hospitals on their own.

“To have the support from The Scottish Salmon Company is incredibly important and this donation means we can continue to provide these much-needed transport services. We are very grateful for their support and look forward to working together again in the future.”