A pharmaceutical factory in Callanish has won a hugely prestigious award.

BASF Pharma, formerly Equateq Ltd, is a global leader in manufacturing highly-concentrated omega-3 fatty acids.

At the Scottish Enterprise Life Sciences awards in Edniburgh, BASF Pharma walked away with the 'Community Engagement' award.

The awards recognise the success and achievements of Scotland’s internationally renowned life sciences sector in areas including innovation, investment, community engagement and collaboration. 

They also focus on the ongoing work of Scottish Enterprise and its partners to grow and develop a sustainable, globally competitive life sciences sector in Scotland.

The Callanish site employs around 50 people, and globally supports initiatives that reach out to as many people as possible and have long lasting impact. 

It fosters education, science, social projects, sports and cultural events in the communities around its sites. 

On a regional and national level, BASF also works together with universities, schools and non-profit organisations.