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From left: Paul Condy, sustainability coordinator of SSC Marybank in Lewis, Iain Macleod, Gayle Walker, Macaulay College director Roland Engebretsen, Ethan Mitchell, Rachel Bibby and David Montgomery with a new bandsaw bought with a donation from SSC. Photo: SSC.
From left: Paul Condy, sustainability coordinator of SSC Marybank in Lewis, Iain Macleod, Gayle Walker, Macaulay College director Roland Engebretsen, Ethan Mitchell, Rachel Bibby and David Montgomery with a new bandsaw bought with a donation from SSC. Photo: SSC.

A college that supports people with additional social and educational requirements has been able to buy new woodworking equipment with the help of a donation from the Scottish Salmon Company.

Macaulay College in Lewis offers a programme of activities to those with extra needs, including school children, adults with learning difficulties and nursing home residents, with each project led by the interests of the attendees.

SSC’s Community Fund gives the salmon company’s staff the opportunity to nominate local groups, charities and organisations that support health and wellbeing for funding of up to £250. The college was nominated by Paul Condy, sustainability coordinator of SSC Marybank in Lewis, and used the money to buy a new bandsaw.

A world of possibilities

SSC chief executive Craig Anderson said: “We are delighted to support Macaulay College. It is a great initiative which contributes to the wider community on the Isle of Lewis.”

College director Roland Engebretsen said: “This funding has contributed to new woodworking equipment, which will open up a whole new world of art, craft and construction possibilities for our members.

“Macaulay College is a small social enterprise that has a big impact on the local community. We are very grateful to the Scottish Salmon Company for their kind donation.”