Economic & social

Creating jobs

661
employees

Our farming activities support 661 jobs directly, the majority of them in remote and rural communities, and are estimated to support as many as 3,305 indirect jobs across the supply chain.

Economic & social

Encouraging diversity

81%
Male
19%
Female

Where previously salmon farming was seen as a predominantly male career, we’re now seeing more women apply. Currently, female employees account for 19% of our team; a figure thought to be 5% above the sector global average.

Economic & social

Investing in skills

38
Modern Apprenticeships

At present, 38 of our employees are being supported to gain a Modern Apprenticeship: 16 in Orkney, 13 on Scottish mainland and nine in Shetland.

Economic & social

Buying Scottish

£100M+
spend with Scottish suppliers annually

Annually, we now spend in excess of £100M with over 700 Scottish suppliers the length and breadth of Scotland; the result of a long-standing effort to ‘buy Scottish’ wherever possible.

Economic & social

Corporation tax

£4.87M
corporation tax in 2020

In 2020 alone, our farming activities contributed £4.87M in corporation tax to HMRC, paid at the rate of 21.4%. (2021 figures will be publicly available Autumn 2022.)

Economic & social

Heart of the Community

£1.5M+
given to local good causes

Since establishing our Heart of the Community Fund back in 2011, 391 local causes around our regions have shared in 581 grant awards with a combined value in excess of £1.5M.