Scottish Salmon recuiting seasonal workers

The Scottish Salmon Company is recruiting up to 30 people to help it cope with increased demand in the run up to the festive season.

The posts which will provide employment from October to the end of the year will be based in its processing and harvesting operations.

Bringing a boost of over £100,000 to the local economy, The Scottish Salmon Company, the area’s largest private employer, already employs 165 in the Western Isles, where there are over 550 registered jobseekers.

Stewart McLelland, Chief Executive of The Scottish Salmon Company, said:

“The final quarter of the year is very important to us when production cycles peak in order to satisfy customers demand in the busy Christmas period.”

The company’s recently opened a harvest station at Arnish, where some of the new jobs will be based, helps streamline operations assuring an even fresher product is delivered to customers.

Stewart McLelland added: “The Arnish harvest station, as well as bringing efficiencies to our processing operations, has also allowed us to boost the number of jobs we can offer in the Western Isles which is great.

“Fish farming is a key industry to the local area and there are real career opportunities for people.”

The jobs offered will involve processing, harvesting and production support.