Hamish Macdonell is one of two senior departures from Salmon Scotland.

Macdonell and Pollock exit Salmon Scotland


Salmon Scotland has parted company with its strategic engagement director Hamish Macdonell and aquaculture sustainability lead Lindsay Pollock.

Macdonell joined the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (now Salmon Scotland) in November 2018, having previously been Scottish political editor for The Times.

His role included lobbying for the industry at both Holyrood and Westminster and his departure comes at a time when the Scottish National Party, the political party probably most supportive of salmon farming, is arguably looking less dominant than it has over the last 15 years.

Pollock has been Salmon Scotland’s head of sustainability since September 2021, having previously spent 14 years with aquafeed supplier EWOS / Cargill.

A spokesperson for Salmon Scotland said: “Lindsay and Hamish are leaving Salmon Scotland to explore new opportunities. We thank them both for their contribution to the sector’s success and wish them well in their future endeavours.”