Are you passionate about the environment? Committed to sustainability? Biology could be your field. Matilda works in one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland, and feels proud to promote a top quality Scottish product while supporting local communities.
My time is shared between office work and field work. From my desk in Tarbert I monitor data from our salmon farms across the West coast and share this vital information across the Company. I also have to see the fish in their growing environment so I regularly attend broodstock selection, animal health checks, sea transfers and processing.
I graduated from the University of Glasgow with Joint Hons MA (SocSci) in Geography and Public Policy. I enjoy the outdoors and believe we should all play a role in managing and looking after the environment, particularly the isolated islands.
I joined the Company as a Biology Administrative Assistant two and a half years ago and have recently been promoted to Biology and Cleanerfish Coordinator.
I have attended departmental training on gill health, plankton, cleaner fish and auditing. I am also first aid and defibrillator trained.
I speak to my colleagues up and down the West coast of Scotland every day. They are all looking at a different patch of water, but all work hard to look after and grow healthy salmon.
Aquaculture is a vital industry in the islands. It not only produces and promotes a top quality Scottish product but supports the people and communities of the West coast too. I was excited to get an opportunity to be part of that.
Aquaculture enables fish, marine life, the environment and its people to thrive in a challenging, yet beautiful part of the world.
Biology and Cleanerfish Coordinator
Tarbert, Isle of Harris