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 Island Games taking place in July next year.

The event will welcome over 2,000 competitors and officials from 24 islands competing in 12 sports. Marking a milestone 40th year since the Games first began, it will be the one of largest multi-sport events taking place in Europe in 2025.

From logistics to infrastructure, the Cooke Community Benefit Fund contribution will help to bring the Games to life and ensure Orkney delivers a world class sporting event.

Colin Blair, Managing Director at Cooke Scotland, said: “Cooke Scotland is delighted to support the 2025 Orkney Island Games and our staff look forward to welcoming participants and officials to the island for its largest event to date.

“As a major employer in Orkney we are deeply committed to the communities we operate in and it is important to us we contribute to the social network and economic health of the coastal and rural communities around us.

“We are proud to support a variety of local-led events, activities, and community projects through the Cooke Community Benefit Fund and we wish everyone the very best of luck in the Games next year.”

Orkney 2025 Chairman, Gordon Deans, said: “2025 is an important year as it will mark the 40th year since the games began and will be the 20th Games to take place, so we’re grateful to Salmon Scotland, Scottish Sea Farms, Cooke Scotland and our other sponsors for their generous support.

“The logistics of delivering this event are very complex and any sponsorship efforts – whether they be monetary or in-kind, with these associated costs are incredibly valuable to the Games.”

Photograph: Colin Blair, Cooke Scotland; Jim Gallagher, Scottish Sea Farms; Beccy May, Orkney 2025 Island Games; Iain Berrill, Salmon Scotland. Credit: Orkney photographic