News Staff June 11, 2018

Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust has launched a new way for businesses to help secure the future of western Scotland’s whales and dolphins, and to protect the Hebrides’ globally important marine environment, with its first partner of this kind being Dunoon-based The Majestic Line.

To mark its 25th anniversary next year, the trust is seeking 25 inaugural businesses to become Corporate Partners. The coastal communities throughout the west coast of Scotland are brimming with creative businesses and entrepreneurial spirit, many of which are invested in marine heritage.

“This new initiative offers businesses an opportunity to get involved and support our research, education work, and engagement with local communities,” said Gemma Paterson from Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust.

“We’re delighted to strengthen our relationship with The Majestic Line, which shares our commitment to the Hebridean marine environment and its wildlife. We look forward to working with other like-minded businesses that seek to demonstrate genuine environmental awareness and responsibility, and make an annual donation to support our work.”

The Majestic Line’s fleet of beautiful vessels operates from Oban and offers exclusive cruises within The Hebrides, regularly encountering iconic marine wildlife. The company has been working with Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust for several years, contributing to its research by reporting sightings of cetaceans – the collective name for whales, dolphins and porpoises – and by ensuring it operates responsibly around marine wildlife.

The company’s fleet of three vessels includes two beautifully restored wooden hulled fishing trawlers – Glen Massan and Glen Tarsan – that are an iconic sight in Oban and throughout the Hebrides.

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