THE Scottish Salmon Company is to continue sponsoring the Western Isles Island Games Association (WIIGA) for the fifth consecutive year as they prepare to travel to Gibraltar for the 2019 International Island Games.
Run with the support of volunteers, WIIGA works in partnership with local sports clubs throughout the Western Isles and enables athletes to compete in the international competition every two years.
The 2019 event, in July, will see the 40-strong team compete in sports including badminton, cycling, shooting, swimming and athletics.
In 2017 the WIIGA squad of more than 70 athletes took home a record haul of 10 gold medals, two silvers, and one bronze.
Scottish Salmon Company chief executive Craig Anderson said: ‘We are very proud to be supporting the Western Isles Island Games Association for a fifth year.
‘With sites throughout the Western Isles, this partnership reinforces our passion for promoting health and wellbeing in the areas where we live and work.
‘We wish the athletes in the Western Isles team the best of luck in their training as they prepare for the 2019 Island Games.’
Iain GG Campbell, general team manager of the Western Isles Island Games Association, said ‘Our partnership with the Scottish Salmon is of great benefit to the Western Isles Island Games Association, and it really shows the benefits that a successful sponsorship can provide for the local community.
‘We must extend our thanks to SSC for their continued support, which provides valuable assistance to athletes from the Western Isles team.’
Picture: Craig Anderson with Norrie Macdonald, chairman of Western Isles Island Games Association, and Iain GG Campbell, general team manager