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Long running: SSC backs island athletes for fifth year

From left: SSC CEO Craig Anderson with WIIGA's chair, Norrie Macdonald, and general team manager Iain GG Campbell. Photo: SSC.
From left: SSC CEO Craig Anderson with WIIGA's chair, Norrie Macdonald, and general team manager Iain GG Campbell. Photo: SSC.

The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) is to continue sponsoring the Western Isles Island Games Association (WIIGA) for the fifth consecutive year as around 40 athletes prepare to travel to Gibraltar for the 2019 International Island Games.

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WIIGA works in partnership with local sports clubs throughout the Western Isles and provides support to athletes to enable them to compete in the Games every two years.

The athletes will spend a week from July 6-12 competing in sports including badminton, cycling, shooting, swimming and athletics. In 2017 the WIIGA squad of over 70 athletes took home a record haul of 10 gold medals, two silvers and a bronze.

SSC 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.”

WIIGA general team manager Iain GG Campbell 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.”

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