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.
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.
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.
Can you eat oysters all year round and when are they at their best?
Can you eat oysters all year round and when are they at their best? An article to help try and navigate these two key oyster related questions. We shall use the discussion to generate some rough 'rules of thumb' to help you on your own oyster quest!
TinyReef - BESE elements
We recently had a visit from our friend Malenthe from the The Netherlands. She is a marine biologist who works for BESE Products. These guys make biodegradable ecosystem restoration products.
They have arrived - Native Oysters 2021
Limited release of our first Native oysters of the 2021 season. They go on sale today (Friday, 17 September 2021), and shall be available for delivery this coming week only. Order now to get your hands on these rare Scottish shellfish.
Coming soon – The Native Oyster Season 2021
Traditionally, the Native oyster season runs from 01 September to 30 April, and that shall be upon us shortly! As per previous years, we shall be releasing the Natives in small batches. Please get in touch if you would like further details.
The Importance of Oyster Restoration – Chapter 4 – A Milestone Achieved
Glenmorangie Distillery and a team of scientists from Heriot-Watt University have reached a significant milestone in the Dornoch Environmental Enhancement Project (DEEP), focused on restoring a sustainable native oyster reef in the Dornoch Firth. August 2021 marks the completion of 20,000 native European oysters being returned to the Dornoch Firth, where they became extinct more than 100 years ago as a result of overfishing. This phase’s success will pave the way for the restoration of the reef, after years of research, planning and monitoring.
The Importance of Oyster Restoration – Chapter 3 – Oyster Reef Restoration – First Steps
What is an Oyster Reef? What is Oyster Reef Restoration? How can Oyster Reefs be restored? A brief review and an update on what happened to our 6K Native oysters.