Our Native Story
The Native Oyster and Shellfish Company Ltd has been born out of the Glenmorangie DEEP project. This project aims to restore the endangered Native European Flat oyster (Ostrea edulis) to the Dornoch Firth in the Highlands of Scotland. We continue to be an active partner in this landmark project and are working hard to make sure it is a success.
We are passionate about the environment that surrounds us and are proactive in efforts to protect and restore it. This is why the Native European Flat oyster (Ostrea edulis) is at the heart of our business. We grow these for both the table market and a range of restoration projects, who are fighting hard to save this animal. Our long term goal is to only grow the 'Native' on our farm.
It is our belief that the best oysters are grown by working hand in hand with Mother Nature harnessing the best she has to offer. We grow ours in An Loch Beag (English: Little Loch Broom) in the Highlands of Scotland, where we rely upon the pristine natural environment that surrounds us to grow high quality oysters with just the right balance of salinity.
We are active in exploring innovative culture methods. We aim to improving the methods used to grow the Native European Flat oyster (Ostrea edulis), a notoriously difficult animal to culture. In addition, we also want to produce aesthetically pleasingly shaped oysters, because as we all know, our enjoyment of food is about more than just how it looks.
The Highlands of Scotland is our home and we are acutely aware of the difficulties associated with finding employment in our corner of the world. We aspire to create sustainable employment in an area that has for far too long lacked employment opportunities. In this way, we can help support our local community and give a little something back.