Scott Landsburgh, SSPO Chief Executive, visits Shetland Print Article
Posted on: 21/10/2008
The new Chief Executive of the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation had his first taste of Shetland recently where he met representatives from the major salmon farming companies.
During a two-day visit on 6th and 7th October 2008, Scott Landsburgh congratulated winners in the recent 'Scotland Food and Drink - Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards', Scottish Sea Farms and Hjaltland Seafarms, as well as meeting with economic development represenatives from the SIC and officials at the NAFC Marine Centre.
Left to Right:
David Brown, Scottish Sea Farms Ltd, Scott Landsburgh, SSPO, Gordon Drummond, Scottish Sea Farms Ltd, and David Sandison, Shetland Aquaculture.
Mr Landsburgh said: 'I have been very impressed by the enthusiasm of staff and the efforts of the award-winning companies who have demonstrated commitment to both producing high quality, healthy salmon and to protecting the environment.
'As almost one in three Scottish salmon are farmed in Shetland, the islands clearly play a major role in the local and national food industry. I look forward to representing the views of local salmon farmers and to supporting the significant achievements of this successful sector'
Host for the visit, David Sandison, company secretary for SSPO and General Manager of Shetland Aquaculture, said: ' I am delighted to welcome Scott to Shetland. it is appropriate that his visit in during our inaugural food festival as it is an ideal opportunity to celebrate Shetland salmon and its contribution to the sustainability of our community.'
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