The Native Oyster Season 2021 is here! Please sign up to our newsletter and we shall keep you posted in regards to availability. We also have our beautiful Rock oysters available for sale. Standard next day delivery from £9.95. THE LAST DAY FOR CHRISTMAS ORDERS SHALL BE WEDNESDAY 15TH DECEMBER.

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.

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.

Cooking Oysters - Tempura Oysters

What is the best way to cook oysters? What to say? There are so many great ways to cook oysters. When the sun is shining you can not go far wrong with Tempura oysters flash fried in the wok.

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.

The Importance of Oyster Restoration – Chapter 2 – Biosecurity

Oyster Restoration requires Biosecurity. What is Biosecurity? Biosecurity is the use of measures to reduce the chance of negative effects upon ecosystems from biological organisms. This is important as over the years shellfish movements have been a major vector for the introduction of Invasive Non Native Species and various diseases.

The Importance of Oyster Restoration – Chapter 1 – Awake

The Importance of Oyster Restoration. Oysters are fantastic marine creatures, an individual animal can filter up to five litres of water per hour. Oysters are ‘Ecosystem Engineers’, and play a vital role in the protection of fragile marine ecosystems. We need to help them survive and prosper, it is in our own interest.

The End is Nigh!!

The End is Nigh!! The end of the Native oyster season is upon us...
Close (esc)

Be the first to know

About our latest products and exclusive offers.

And just as importantly, keep up to date with our efforts to help save the Native oyster.

Age verification

By clicking enter you are verifying that you are old enough to consume alcohol.

Search

Your cart is currently empty.
Shop now