Rothesay hosts aquaculture ‘information events’

Penny Hawdon (right) from The Scottish Salmon Company answers questions at the firm's information sessions at Rothesay Pavilion on April 27 and 28.
Penny Hawdon (right) from The Scottish Salmon Company answers questions at the firm's information sessions at Rothesay Pavilion on April 27 and 28.

The company which is considering establishing fish farms at two sites off the coast of Bute visited the island this week to hold two ‘information events’.

Penny Hawdon and Rebecca Dean from the Scottish Salmon Company were at Rothesay Pavilion on Monday evening and all day on Tuesday to answer questions from members of the public about aquaculture in general and their firm’s intentions towards Bute in particular.

We’ve previously reported the company’s examination of two sites off Bute - one near the Straad on the west coast, the other between Kilchattan Bay and Glencallum Bay in the south-east - for their potential for fish farm development.

Ms Hawdon, the company’s environmental project co-ordinator, said: “We are currently holding informal dialogue with statutory consultees and stakehholder groups, and nothing yet has highlighted to us that there is a concern over these sites.”

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* Did you go along to either of the information days at Rothesay Pavilion this week? What did you think about the information provided and the answers to any questions you had - and what’s your view of the pros and cons of fish farm developments around Bute?

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