*PRESS RELEASE* HWDT announces first Corporate Partner: The Majestic Line

The 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.

Three of The Majestic Line's vessels in Oban Bay

Three of The Majestic Line's vessels in Oban Bay

“We’re pleased to announce our first Corporate Partner, The Majestic Line, who share our commitment to the Hebridean marine environment and its wildlife." said Gemma Paterson, Head of Fundraising and Communications at HWDT.

"This new initiative offers businesses an opportunity to get involved and support our research, education work, and engagement with local communities, whilst demonstrating genuine environmental awareness and responsibility."

The Majestic Line’s fleet of beautiful vessels (pictured) operates from Oban and offers exclusive cruises within the Hebrides, regularly encountering iconic marine wildlife. The company has been working with HWDT for several years, contributing to its research by reporting sightings of cetaceans and by ensuring it operates responsibly around marine wildlife by undertaking WiSe training..

“I am delighted to be strengthening our partnership with Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust and we are honoured that the Majestic Line are their first corporate partner. We are indebted to the trust for the conservation work that they do and for the education sessions that they provide for both our crews and guests,” said Andy Thoms, Director of The Majestic Line.

The company’s fleet of four vessels includes two beautifully restored wooden hulled fishing trawlers – Glen Massan and Glen Tarsan – as well as Glen Etive and Glen Shiel , which were purpose built to venture to the very edge of the Western Isles and are an iconic sight in Oban and throughout the Hebrides.

As well as helping to safeguard the future of Scottish seas and cetaceans, benefits for businesses joining up will include publicity and exposure, strengthened corporate social and environmental responsibility, and opportunities to engage with the trust’s active supporters.

For details about HWDT's Corporate Partnerships, contact Gemma Paterson, Head of Fundraising and Communications, on gemma.paterson@hwdt.org or see www.hwdt.org

For details about The Majestic Line visit www.themajesticline.co.uk