Shetland Tall Ships Ltd is very pleased to announce that a consortium of salmon companies have officially signed up as Host Port Associates for Lerwick with a generous sponsorship offer. Cooke Aquaculture Scotland, Salmon Scotland and Scottish Sea Farms have joined together to support the event next summer.
The financial support will contribute to the delivery of the four-day event from 26-29th July 2023 when the impressive fleet of Tall Ships will return to Lerwick for the first time since 2011.
The event will provide free access to view the ships with many welcoming the public aboard. In addition, hundreds of young people aged 15-25 will have the opportunity to sail aboard as the fleet sails between Den Helder (Netherlands), Hartlepool (England), Fredrikstad (Norway), Lerwick and Arendal (Norway).
Shetland Tall Ships Ltd Chairman, Malcolm Bell said “We are very pleased to have the support of the salmon industry as Host Port Associates for the return of the Tall Ships Races. The local aquaculture industry is important to our local community and economy and their involvement in this significant maritime event is very welcome. I’d like to thank Cooke Aquaculture Scotland, Salmon Scotland and Scottish Sea Farms very much for their generous contribution.”
Tavish Scott, Chief Executive of Salmon Scotland said “Salmon Scotland, Cooke Aquaculture Scotland and Scottish Sea Farms are delighted to contribute to a wonderful event next year in Shetland which celebrates the islands geographic importance and all our connections to the sea. Aquaculture is a major employer across Shetland and our families look forward to enjoying the spectacle of the world’s tall ships around the Shetland coastline and in Lerwick next July. Previous Tall Ships events in Shetland have been a fantastic experience for all – we know 2023 will be even better.”
Emma Miller, Project Manager for Shetland Tall Ships Ltd added “We have been speaking with a number of local and national companies in regard to sponsorship and have had a very positive response. There are several different tiers of sponsorship packages available and I would welcome anyone to get in touch who might be interested in being involved in this fantastic event.”