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Projects and Developments
Proposed Development in North Arran

The Isle of Arran has played a long-term role in our operations and our Lamlash Bay site, one of the first fish farms in Scotland, was established over 30 years ago.

 The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) is focused on responsible development to meet demand for quality Scottish Salmon and are committed to the environmental, cultural and economic growth and sustainability of rural Scotland.

We are looking to develop our operations in Arran and have recently submitted an Environmental Scoping Report to North Ayrshire Council as part of the planning process for a new site.


Site Overview

  • Located off the North East coast of the Isle of Arran in the Firth of Clyde (as seen below)
  • Two groups of 10 pens of 120-meter circumference, arranged in two rows of five with a linked feed barge
  • All pens will be painted dark grey or black in colour to minimise visual impact


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Innovation

This proposal has innovation at its heart, ensuring robust fish health and welfare and environmental sustainability.

SSC in collaboration with Gaelforce is proposing to implement an innovative ‘SeaQure Farm’ concept

The guiding principle of this concept is to deliver responsible development through innovation, the key objectives are:

  • Improving fish health and welfare
  • Operating securely in higher energy sites (stronger tides, more exposed locations)
  • Enhancing the safety of our people and equipment
  • Ensuring environmental impacts are assessed, mitigated and monitored

Economic Benefit

  • SSC currently employs 7 full time members of staff on Arran, with this proposed development we are looking to recruit up to 10 full time members of staff
  • The development is estimated to support a further 41 jobs in the Scottish supply chain, plus a further 10 jobs in the wider Scottish economy
  • This will give a total Scotland-wide economy contribution of 61 jobs and a total GVA contribution expecting to exceed £8-10 million per year

Local Sourcing

  •  Developed strong relationships with our local suppliers and are committed to sourcing locally wherever possible
  • Recently awarded Kiscadale Engineering a six-figure contract to build 6 new best-in-class work-boats

Community Engagement

  • Passionate about promoting health & wellbeing in our communities
  • Supporters of Brodick Highland Games - our Salmon on a Bun BBQ has raised money for ArCaS, RDA Arran & swimming lessons for local primary schools
  • Support our neighbours on Holy Island & with the island coastal path upgrade

How you can get in touch

We would like to invite you to share any thoughts or questions you may have about the project at any time by sending an email to arran@scottishsalmon.com.

We held a community consultation on our proposed plan on Tuesday 2 April at Lochranza Village Hall, where we gathered feedback from local residents. We will be holding a second public consultation event in Brodick in May to give the community a further opportunity to learn about our plans. Details will be made available in due course.

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