Cooke Scotland Supports Unst Boating Club Renovation

Cooke Scotland is proud to have made a donation towards the renovation of the Unst Boating Club to provide long term benefits to the Shetland isles community. The upgrade to the clubhouse at Baltasound Pier will improve accessibility and sustainability of the building to support a wider range of community uses to encourage enhanced and continued participation in marine-based activities …

Cooke Scotland Funds Polytunnel to Support Young People

Cooke Scotland pledged its support towards the building of a wheelchair-accessible polytunnel to benefit the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Orkney. The Cooke Community Benefit Fund aided Aurrida House, an organisation based in Kirkwall which provides a flexible short-break service for those with a learning disability and/or additional support needs, with a significant donation to the …

Cooke Scotland Supports 2025 Orkney Island Games

Cooke Scotland is proud to have pledged its support for the 2025 Orkney Island Games as official sponsors of the largest event to be hosted on the islands. As one of the major employers in Orkney and the Northern Isles, Cooke has joined trade body Salmon Scotland and fellow producer Scottish Sea Farms in contributing £10,000 each towards the week-long …

Cooke Supports Orkney and Shetland Junior Inter-County

Cooke Scotland has sponsored the Orkney and Shetland teams ahead of the prestigious Junior Inter-County competition. More than 180 young sporting competitors will converge in Orkney from 1-2 June 2024 to compete for the Stuart Cup across a variety of sports including football, hockey, netball, swimming, and athletics. In the past two years Cooke Scotland has financially supported the two …

Cancer Research UK Relay For Life Shetland Sponsor

Cooke Scotland is proud to be the main sponsor of the Cancer Research UK Relay For Life Shetland 2024. The popular fundraiser, supported by the Cooke Community Benefit Fund, returns to the island at the Clickimin Leisure Complex track in Lerwick on Saturday 25 May. Relay For Life is a team fundraising walk where participants take turns walking around a …

Cooke Celebrates 10 Years of Business in the United Kingdom

Cooke is very proud to be celebrating 10 years of business in the United Kingdom this May. Cooke Aquaculture Scotland was established in 2014 as part of the global company’s strategy to achieve success through acquisitions and organic growth to meet an increasing market demand for healthy, fresh seafood. “Ten years this month, the Cooke family acquired the successful seawater …

Cooke Funding Enables Shetland Public Toilets to Re-open

Cooke Scotland has donated funds to enable the refurbishment and re-opening of the Aith public toilets in Shetland. The facility, located next to the marina, is run by Aith Community Association SCIO and has been closed since August 2022 due to a lack of funding. However, support of £3,000 via the Cooke Community Benefit Fund has allowed the community group …

North Lanarkshire Councillor Frank McNally Visits Cooke Scotland

North Lanarkshire Councillor Frank McNally met with Cooke Scotland to hear about the positive social and economic impact the company and the aquaculture sector has on local businesses in the county and across the United Kingdom. During a visit to its corporate head office at Avondale House in Bellshill, 11 April 2024, the General Election candidate for Coatbridge and Bellshill, …

Cooke Scotland Sponsors Shinty Club

Cooke Scotland is delighted to announce the sponsorship of Col-Glen Shinty Club. The funding will ensure the sports club continues to be a sustainable part of the community and, following the team’s success of promotion in the senior leagues, funding will subsidise travel expenses for matches taking place around Scotland in 2024. Support via the Cooke Community Benefit Fund will …

Aquaculture Awards 2024 Finalists

Cooke Scotland and its staff has been shortlisted as finalists for the Aquaculture Awards 2024. Congratulations to Dennis Johnson, Robert Peterson and Stewart Rendall who have all been nominated in the Farmer of the Year category. Cooke Scotland has also been shortlisted for the Community Initiative award. This will be awarded to an individual, company or organisation that has enhanced …

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

To mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February, we are shining a spotlight on some of our dedicated female employees who use science in their day-to-day activities and have thrived in their roles at Cooke Scotland. This annual event is an opportunity to recognise the critical role women and girls play in science and technology …

Cooke Seawater Assistant Nominated for ALBAS Award

A Cooke Scotland seawater assistant has been shortlisted as a finalist in Lantra Scotland’s annual Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills (ALBAS). Stuart Lavendar has been nominated for the Learner of the Year category after an encouraging start to his Cooke career which saw him complete his Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ) Level 2 in Aquaculture at UHI Shetland (University of …

Cooke Donates Toys to NHS Shetland Children’s Ward at Christmas

Cooke Scotland was delighted to support NHS Shetland by donating toys for children in hospital this Christmas.   For the second year in a row, Cooke staff joined NHS team members at Harry’s Toy Shop in Lerwick to pick out a selection of toys, colouring books, games, story books and more. Jan Howard, Hospital Children’s Nurse, accompanied Cooke employees, Emma Coote, …

Cooke Scotland Deploys First Shetland Hybrid Feed Barge

Cooke Scotland, the largest producer of organic Scottish salmon, has deployed its first hybrid feed barge in Shetland to further reduce its carbon footprint. The new hybrid system, built by Fjord Maritime UK, for the Copister salmon farm site in Yell, Shetland, is the third to be implemented by Cooke Scotland in its commitment to sustainability, following successful results from …

Cooke Supports Shetland Basketball Dream

A community in the West of Shetland has thanked Cooke Scotland for its support of £3,000 to improve its sports facilities. The Cooke Community Benefit Fund paid for the purchase and installation of a full-size all-weather outdoor basketball stand at Sandness Primary School. As the nearest large sports facility to Sandness is a 20-minute drive away in Aith, the school …

Cooke Scotland Employee Promoted to Team Leader at New Brunswick Hatchery  

A Cooke Scotland employee swapped Cumbria for Canada after his talent and potential showed colleagues that he was ready for a step up into a new role as Team Lead at the New Brunswick Hatchery in Canada.  Callum Duggan, 28, worked for Cooke Scotland for seven years, and accepted the offer to join Cooke subsidiary Kelly Cove Salmon’s Johnston Lake …

Cooke Scotland Sponsors Netball Orkney

Cooke Scotland has pledged its support to Netball Orkney ahead of the first ever Island Invitational Netball Games 2023. The squad of 15 and their coaches travel to the Isle of Man to play in what will be the largest and most challenging event the sporting organisation has participated in to date. Support via the Cooke Community Benefit Fund will …

Cooke Scotland Sponsors Taste of Shetland Festival

Cooke Scotland has proudly co-sponsored the Taste of Shetland Food and Drink Festival 2023. This two-day festival, the pinnacle of Shetland’s culinary calendar, brings together live entertainment, culinary inspiration, and some of the finest food and beverages the island has to offer. Visitors and locals are invited to attend the event on the 28 and 29 October 2023 at the …

Cooke Scotland Funds Historic Shetland Slipway Re-build

Cooke Scotland has co-funded a project to re-build a replica of the significant wartime Prince Olav slipway in Scalloway, Shetland. The original ships cradle, which is used to hold a boat upright on dry land to allow the vessel to be repaired, was built in 1942 and was used for the fishing boats which were part of the covert operation …

Cooke Reduces Carbon Footprint with Second Orkney Hybrid Barge Installation

Cooke Scotland has deployed a second hybrid feed barge which will reduce carbon emissions and sound at its Vestness site in Westray, Orkney. Following successful results from installing its first hybrid system at its Mill Bay site in Stronsay, Orkney in 2022, Cooke Scotland has continued to make great strides in its commitment to sustainability with the installation of an …