Edinburgh airport has chosen the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) as its new corporate charity of the year.

More than 80 applications were received from charities across Scotland and SAMH came out as the preferred choice in a staff vote.

Anna Light, head of engagement at Edinburgh Airport, said: “It’s great that staff took the opportunity to decide who we work with because the staff carry out fantastic initiatives and fundraising schemes throughout the year.

“We’re looking forward to working with SAMH because it’s an opportunity to work with them to promote and support the work they do, as well as providing us with the chance to learn from them.

“There’s a greater awareness of the importance of mental health as it is something that impacts on every one of us, so this partnership will continue to highlight the need to look after ourselves and each other.”

Billy Watson, chief executive at SAMH, said: “It’s really encouraging that staff voted to make mental health their cause and we’re looking forward to working collaboratively on both improving awareness and also raising vital funds for Scotland’s mental health.”

Last year, Travel Weekly launched a series of Mental Health Matters articles designed to help travel firms improve their understanding and approach to this important subject.

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