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The Scottish Salmon Company celebrates sixth year of Cowal Highland Gathering support

As excitement builds for the 2019 Cowal Highland Gathering, The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has announced that it is to sponsor the event for the sixth consecutive year.

One of the biggest events in the Highland games calendar, the 2019 Gathering will take place 29 – 31 August. The Gathering sees visitors from around the world make their way to Dunoon for a weekend of Scottish festivities, including the SSC sponsored heavy athletics, as well as pipe band displays and Highland dancing.

Founded in 1894, The Cowal Highland Gathering is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. To commemorate the milestone, SSC has commissioned Scottish visual scribe Jackie Forbes to create a live mural of the event, so look out for her at the Gathering on Friday (30 August).

On Saturday (31 August) The Scottish Salmon Company Family Food Kitchen will be at the Games, giving spectators the chance to sample the finest Scottish Salmon with tastings, cooking demos and competitions. Discover how to pan fry salmon to perfection, try a delicious ‘Cowal Skink’ and enjoy Scottish Salmon in ‘The Cowal Quasquicentennial Celebration Recipe’ a specially developed recipe to celebrate the 125th Cowal Highland Gathering.

The Scottish Salmon Company operates over 20 sites and employs over 180 staff across Argyll and Bute and is proud to support one of the area’s biggest and best events.

Craig Anderson, Chief Executive of The Scottish Salmon Company, said: “The Scottish Salmon Company is proud to support the Cowal Highland Gathering for a sixth year, in what is a special year for The Gathering. The weekend is a highlight not just for the local community, but for people from around the world who travel to Dunoon to celebrate Scotland’s finest traditions.

“This event is particularly special as we have several sites nearby. We’re looking forward to welcoming athletes, performers and spectators to our Family Food Kitchen and to watching the heavy athletics events.”

Ronnie Cairns, Chair of Cowal Highland Gathering, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be extending our association with The Scottish Salmon Company.

 “Over the last six years we have worked hard to make the Gathering one of Scotland’s great family days out, adding new elements and ensuring that everyone who visits, from spectators to competitors has the best possible experience.

 “We have done this with the support of SSC who we work closely with throughout the year, as well as over the Gathering weekend itself. The announcement of their continued support is a tremendous vote of confidence, not only in what we’ve already achieved but also in what we have yet to accomplish. On behalf of the Board of Cowal Highland Gathering I would like to formally thank The Scottish Salmon Company for their continued association as our headline sponsor as we look forward to the next exciting chapter together.”

Tickets are available online or from Dunoon Stadium during the Gathering. For information or to book tickets, please visit the Gathering’s website at www.cowalgathering.com or contact the event office by emailing info@cowalgathering.com or phoning 01369 703206.

The Cowal Highland Gathering is supported through EventScotland’s Beacon Funding Programme.