The Scottish Salmon Company has received the first of three new workboats that will soon be ready to work at sites along the west coast of Scotland. The business has invested a six figure sum with local Arran firm Kiscadale Engineering to manufacture the vessels.
The new boat will work at the Company’s site at Ardgadden in Argyll. The two remaining boats will be delivered in January 2017 and will be in operation at the Company’s Uiskevagh and Maragay Mor sites in North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.
Historically a general plastic and stainless steel fabricator, local business Kiscadale Engineering has transitioned in recent years to become a leading marine fabricator on the island, helping to provide secure employment on the island. The business is run by husband and wife team Iain and Sandra Monteith.
Craig Anderson, Managing Director of The Scottish Salmon Company, said: “We are very pleased to have taken delivery of the first of these new workboats, particularly as working with a quality local business like Kiscadale Engineering to supply us with this new equipment. We are committed to using local suppliers wherever possible, just one way in which we aim to support the communities in which we operate."
“We are looking forward to working with Iain, Gordon and their team to complete the order and get all three workboats on site.”
Gordon McInnes, Sales Manager at Kiscadale Engineering, said: “As a small business with six employees, projects like this are very important to us. We have devoted considerable time and resources to ensuring our business has been able to make the transition into marine fabrication and the fact that The Scottish Salmon Company chose us to build their new workboats is testament to our efforts.”