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Skye smokehouse teams up with Mowi to deliver salmon to NHS staff and care home residents

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A smokehouse on Skye has teamed up with salmon farmer Mowi to provide smoked salmon to NHS staff and care home residents on the Misty Isle.

The Isle of Skye Smokehouse has been working with Mowi to provide fish to staff at the island’s two hospitals, as well as two care homes.

During the four-month pilot, John Corfield, founder of the smokehouse, has been smoking salmon at his premises near Broadford, before delivering on a fortnightly basis to An Acarsaid Care Home in Broadford and Budhmor House Care Home in Portree.

Mr Corfield has been delivering the supplies himself, also dropping off further portions to the 175-strong workforce at both Portree and Broadford hospitals.

Mr Corfield said: “I am a microbusiness and I rely on tourism and hospitality.

“Before lockdown, I had invested in being able to offer a tour and tasting at the Smokehouse. Obviously, this is no longer possible.

“The bulk of my business is with hotels and restaurants and I was part of the team behind the Skye and Lochalsh Food Link van, which delivers local produce to hotels, restaurants and cafes around the island.

“When lockdown hit, it was obviously an anxious time for me and lots of food and drink producers on Skye.

“I am both grateful to Mowi for this project and extremely proud to be involved.

“This initiative is not only supporting me as a small business when most of my market has disappeared overnight, but it is also providing healthy local food to frontline staff and vulnerable people in Skye during a very worrying time.

“I’d say that’s a win-win.”

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