So veterans, reservists and serving armed forces personnel are especially welcome at the H&L Smokehouse on Sandwick Road, Stornoway.

Gerry Corish, the marketing director of the Scottish Salmon Company which owns the Smokehouse, met with Lieutenant Colonel Matt Sheldrick of 7 Scots at the Army Reserve Centre on Church Street on Tuesday 15th October to make the arrangements.

The Covenant is a pledge that “together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.”

On Saturday November 2, Operations Manager Ruth Nicolson welcomed some VIP guests to the Smokehouse. “We were proud to host a breakfast for local veterans of the armed forces and thank them for their service.”