The Harris & Lewis Smokehouse has signed the Armed Forces Covenant.

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, is seen with Lieutenant Colonel Matt Sheldrick of 7 Scots at the Army Reserve Centre on Church Street on Tuesday 15th October.

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.

The covenant supports serving personnel, service leavers, veterans, and their families. And is fulfilled by the different groups that have committed to making a difference.

These include:

  • Central government, overseen by the Ministerial Covenant and Veterans Board
  • Single services (Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force)
  • Businesses of all sizes
  • Local government
  • Charities
  • Communities
  • Cadet forces and their adult volunteers