Now-retired Wester Ross director David Robinson talks to presenter Cherry Healey during filming of an episode of the BBC2 series What Britain Buys and Sells in a Day at the company's Ardmair farm in 2019.

Wester Ross director sails into retirement

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A veteran Scottish salmon farmer has stepped away from the pen after 42 years in the sector but won’t be leaving the lochs behind.

David Robinson, a director of Wester Ross Fisheries, is a keen sailor and is now able to spend more time on the water.

Robinson joined the small-scale salmon farmer – now owned by Mowi – in 1981, and first met his wife, Caroline, when she joined the company.

Love across a feed scoop

“It was love at first sight across a fish feeding scoop,” said Robinson, who has been instrumental in establishing the Wester Ross Salmon Educational Trust, dedicated to supporting pupils from Ullapool High School who want to progress their education either by vocational or academic study, in aquaculture or STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects.

Wester Ross Fisheries helped Robinson celebrate his retirement at the company’s annual Golf and BBQ day at Ullapool Golf Club. The event was attended by employees, former employees, colleagues, and friends.