Uist Gymnastics Club has received a donation from The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) through its latest round of Community Fund awards.

Scottish Salmon Company, which employs hundreds of people across the Western Isles, has a major base in Marybank in Stornoway. 

Uist Gymnastics Club was established to provide inclusive gymnastics coaching for all young people in the Uist area, which was previously unavailable.

The Club is very popular with local children, teaching them new abilities and skills and improving confidence.

Founded in 2017, the SSC Community Fund provides valuable funding to community groups that promote positive health and wellbeing in their local area. Uist Gymnastics Club was nominated by Donald MacInnes, Senior Marine Operative at SSC’s Locheport Marine Site.

The Club will use the funding to support the training of additional coaches, which will enable them to fully register with Scottish Gymnastics as a competitive team.

Oni Fraser, Coach at Uist Gymnastics Club said: “We are very grateful to The Scottish Salmon Company for its kind donation. The funding we have received will be hugely beneficial to our gymnastics team, allowing us to continue to promote physical fitness as well as building skills, confidence and a positive mental attitude.”

Su Cox, Director, The Scottish Salmon Company, said: “We are committed to supporting local communities where our staff live and work, particularly those which share our values of promoting health and wellbeing. We hope our donation will allow more children to take part in gymnastics,  teaching them new abilities and skills and improving confidence.”