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Cuairt suas (A round up) - 2023!

It is that that time of year again, so time for a wee round up of what we have been up to over the last 12 months. A key year for us and our Native European Flat Oyster (Ostrea edulis) Restoration efforts. 

Oysters and the Firth of Forth - Part 4 (Making it Happen)

And so this week, and after a huge effort by so many people, the restoration of Native oysters (Ostrea edulis) to the Firth of Forth was started. The first Native oysters back in the firth in almost 100 years. A proud moment for all involved.

Oysters and the Firth of Forth - Part 3 (Extinction & Rebirth)

The history of oysters in Firth of Forth since the time of the Industrial Revolution. A story of extinction. Learn about Restoration Forth project's efforts to restore oyster populations.

Oysters And The Firth of Forth – Part 2 (The Fisher Folk)

The story of the ‘Fisher Folk’, the people who, along with other species, fished for oysters in the Firth of Forth.   

Oysters and the Firth of Forth – Part 1 (Pre Industrial Revolution)

The first in a series of small articles that cover the fascinating and colourful history of Scotland’s most famous oyster bed in the Firth of Forth. This is an introduction and considers the pre industrial revolution period.

Life is short, buy the Native oysters

Yes indeed, life is short so buy the shoes, sorry no, buy the Native oysters!

Word of the day – Ostracise!

Are you aware of the link between oysters and the word ostracise? It is one of those little curiosities of life that pop up occasionally.

DEEP - Native Oyster Restoration - Phase 2

Phase 2 of the Glenmorangie DEEP Native Oyster Restoration project is now underway. We have recently taken the first batch of seed oysters onto the farm for on growing in support of this phase. Also our first use of ground breaking eDNA technology (Roslin Institute) to aid in Bonamia disease screening.

The Environment & The North Coast 500

A short survey to gather views on the environment by people who have, or plan to, travel the North Coast 500. Take part for a chance to win an Amazon UK gift card (£10). One winner to be drawn at random. UK entries only.

Where has the time gone?

Where has the time gone? We are already a quarter into the year! Where has the time gone? We have been so busy that t...

The Native Oyster Ark

We have been rather quiet of late as we have been busy juggling the farm and various other work commitments. One of those work commitments is the Native Oyster Ark project. The ultimate goal of this project is to help save the remaining wild Native oyster (Ostrea edulis) populations in Scotland.

The Return of Maorach Beag

The bulk of our restoration work is operated under the banner of Maorach Beag. Over time this has caused some confusion as there is an identity clash with the Native Oyster & Shellfish Company brand. As such, we have decided to streamline our business branding and become simply Maorach Beag again.
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