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The 1st Stornoway Girls Brigade has won funding towards new sound equipment, following the latest round of Community Fund awards from The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC).

The 1st Stornoway Girls Brigade meet weekly, giving over 40 girls from P1 to S6 the opportunity to take part in a range of activities to develop their confidence and skills, including drama, presentations and fundraising for charity.

The donation from SSC will contribute towards purchasing new sound equipment, which will greatly improve the quality of the Girls Brigade productions.

Part of SSC’s Community Charter, the Fund was established in 2017 and encourages employees to be champions in their local area by nominating groups, charities and organisations that support health and wellbeing for a funding grant up to £250.

The 1st Stornoway Girls Brigade were nominated by Douglas Shaw, Marine Site Manager at SSC’s Gravir site.

Lieutenant Maretta Maclean, of 1st Stornoway Girls Brigade said: “Our group of girls from Stornoway and the surrounding areas meet weekly to take part in activities that build their confidence, give them new skills and enable new friendships.

“We’re very grateful to The Scottish Salmon Company for their kind donation towards our new sound equipment. Participating in displays and our annual prize giving is important to us, and the new equipment will greatly improve our productions.”

Su Cox, Director, at The Scottish Salmon Company, said: “The Scottish Salmon Company is committed to supporting local communities where our team live and work, and the 1st Stornoway Girls Brigade do a fantastic job of promoting health and wellbeing in their local community. We hope the new sound equipment will be put to great use in future activities.”