A ROSYTH fish factory is teaming up with a charitable distributor to ensure fresh salmon is delivered to those most vulnerable.

Mowi Scotland is donating salmon products to FareShare who will then transport the goods to drop-off points around Fife and beyond.

Gary Paterson, head of operations, Mowi Consumer Products UK, said: "We have been partnered with FareShare since early 2017.

"Our shared values were evident when we first met and we were very keen to ensure that any surplus products, no matter how small, were donated to a charity to feed the various people in the community that would otherwise not be able to get the level of protein in their diet for one reason or another.

"The majority of our protein is distributed within the Fife region to local communities here in Rosyth and Dunfermline as well as other parts of Fife, Perthshire and Tayside."

In 2019, the company saw 1,600 kilograms of salmon products donated to charitable food outlets via FareShare, providing about 10,000 meals.

FareShare’s network redistributes food that is nutritious, in-date and good to eat. It reaches charities across the UK, and provides enough food every week to create almost a million meals for vulnerable people.

Rachel Carr, Network Development Manager of FareShare Scotland, said: “More than eight million people across the UK were already struggling to afford food even before the lockdown measures, and we know many more are now facing financial hardship. That’s why, now more than ever, it is vital that we ensure the vulnerable have access to good, nutritious food.

“The fish supplied to FareShare by Mowi is extremely valuable for the charities we supply and the vulnerable people they serve – not least because of their high nutritional value, but also the costs saved by charities by not having to buy in-store.

“With demand for our service rising, we are proud to work with Mowi to get food onto the plates of those who need it most.”