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The first in a series of films showcasing the high standards set by Loch Duart Salmon focuses on the fish farm teams in the Outer Hebrides.

Released last Monday (14 November), Born and Raised, which can be watched on the website at, offers a glimpse of the farm teams and the strong values upon which the company was founded.

The film’s title is a reference to both the people who have lived and worked in the Hebrides for generations and to Loch Duart’s unique lineage of salmon.

The film follows assistant site manager at Ruairidh Macleod, who explains just how intrinsically linked Loch Duart salmon is to the local community and to the environment in which he lives and works.

Loch Duart supports local projects through its community fund, which recently helped North Uist United FC and Uist Coastal Rowing Club with contributions to their projects. The company with sites in Uist and Sutherland, is described as the last remaining small independent Scottish salmon farm.

Ruairidh said: “I am born and raised here in the Outer Hebrides. Loch Duart has given me the opportunity to live and work in the place that I love. We have a deep connection to our community and our islands wherever we go in the world. 

“We say here, ‘there’s the easy way, then there’s the Loch Duart way,’ doing the right things for the right reasons.

“It’s how we’ve always worked and it’s how we always will. We put the welfare of our people, our salmon and our environment first, every time.”

Loch Duart’s farm teams are both proud and protective of the environment in which they work and consistently strive to raise the standards of Scottish salmon farming.

Loch Duart was the first salmon farm in the UK certified by the RSPCA assurance scheme and is the only farm to have weekly, independent monitoring and auditing of its sites.

The picture shows Loch Duart employee Ruairaidh Macleod during time off (Loch Duart Salmon).