Salmon farmers at Loch Boisdale farm in South Uist have been chosen to supply fresh salmon fit for a Queen.
The salmon will be used to feed visitors to the Coronation Festival being held later this month in the grounds of Buckingham Palace as part of the celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.
As a Royal Warrant Holder Marine Harvest Scotland is the only supplier of fresh farmed salmon to Her Majesty the Queen which entitles them to a place at the festival which is expected to attract thirty thousand British and overseas visitors. Two hundred Royal Warrant Holders will showcase a vast range of products from cheeses to tractors. Various members of the Royal Family will attend the event which takes place over four days in mid July.
As farm manager Cailean Steele explained: “This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our salmon alongside other exhibitors at this prestigious event. We take immense pride in the quality of the salmon we grow in the pristine waters of the West Highlands and Islands and we are delighted that our farm is one of those chosen to supply the Coronation Festival.”
The display at the exhibition will explain the various stages involved in growing the high quality salmon that Marine Harvest provides. A team from Marine Harvest including salmon farmers from the Western Isles, Ross-shire and Lochaber will staff the stand over the four day period.
As well as being Royal Warrant Holders, Marine Harvest has held the much-prized Label Rouge quality accreditation in France since 1992.
Salmon from three farms in Lochaber, Ross-shire and the Western Isles will supply the salmon for the Coronation Festival.