Gael Force sales director Jamie Young rocks out in his garden.

Gael Force breaks free from lockdown blues

Aquaculture supplier Gael Force Group is well known for its feed barges and salmon cages but its video production skills are perhaps less acknowledged … until now.

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With many of its staff working from home or under strict social distancing rules in their workplaces because of Covid-19, the Inverness-based firm decided to raise a smile by encouraging them to star its own version of the famously tongue-in-cheek video that accompanied Queen’s 1984 hit, I Want To Break Free.  

“We organised this to help keep team spirits up for our staff working from home and those working hard at our production sites,” said group marketing manager Marc Wilson.

Stewart Graham channels his inner Freddie.

Prizes for performers

“And to add a little bit of spice we have put a vote out to the staff to choose their favourite performers, with prizes up for grabs. And we are matching prizes with donations to the winner’s choice of charity.”

The video features a variety of Gael Force staff including cameos from owner and managing director Stewart Graham sporting a stick-on Freddie Mercury-style moustache.

And while there was potential for the production to be more than a little cringeworthy, Gael Force has, appropriately enough, welded it together rather well.

You can judge for yourself below.