Salmon farming business appoints seafood industry expert as new Chairman

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Loch Duart farm team at work

A SCOTTISH seafood expert has taken over as Chairman of a salmon farming business based in Sutherland and the Uists before it marks its 20th year of farming.

Alistair Erskine will take over from Dr Andrew Barbour as Chairman of Loch Duart who joined in 2002 as a non-executive director before becoming chair in 2008.

Alistair Erskine, the new Chairman of Loch Duart, said: “It’s an exciting time to be joining Loch Duart and I look forward to working with them as the business continues to grow and build on its reputation for extraordinary salmon which is loved around the world.

“I have a passion for the seafood sector and look forward to bringing my experience of running businesses in salmon farming, salmon processing and smoking to support this amazing company and brand.”

Alistair’s success in the seafood industry also includes managing J W Seafoods, Allen & Dey and salmon farming company, Highland Fish Farmers Ltd.

Alban Denton, Managing Director of Loch Duart, said: “Loch Duart is very fortunate to be appointing Alistair Erskine, whose understanding of the Scottish and UK seafood markets and the global importance of this industry, runs side by side with our growing, international ambitions. 

“Alistair’s industry insight and commercial acumen is widely known.

“He has long been at the forefront of the seafood sector, having previously owned the Edinburgh Salmon Company which he built into one of the largest salmon processors in the Scottish Highlands.”

 
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