Pupils at Kirn Primary School, Dunoon, celebrate the arrival of new picnic benches.

Helping community is a picnic for salmon farmer Bakkafrost

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Salmon farmer Bakkafrost Scotland has provided Kirn Primary School, Dunoon, with a donation towards outdoor facilities through its latest round of Community Fund awards.

Thanks to the donation from Bakkafrost Scotland, Kirn Primary School has been able to purchase four wooden picnic benches that have been installed in the school garden, which is a focal point within the local community.

Throughout the year children play in the garden, and older people work there, planting and harvesting vegetables, while also passing on valuable skills to the next generation.

The Community Fund offers Bakkafrost Scotland employees the chance to nominate local businesses, charities and groups that have a positive impact on health and wellbeing in the local community for a grant of up to £250.

More inviting

Kirn Primary School’s funding was awarded following a nomination by Bakkafrost assistant harvest manager Stuart Drummond.

 Kirsteen MacDonald, head teacher at Kirn Primary School, said: “We are very grateful to Bakkafrost Scotland for the new picnic benches in our playground. The children are really enjoying having somewhere to have their snack and sit with their friends. Having these benches makes our playground more inviting and enjoyable.”

Drummond said he had a great sense of pride in working a company that invests in the local community.

He added that his employer’s support was greatly appreciated.

Pupils Catherine Drummond, Annabelle Taylor, and Zeke McGinnigal, all seven, enjoy one of the new picnic benches.