Entries by Jen McDonald


What is Seaganism?

There is sea of information (no pun intended!) out there about healthy eating and the impact of food production versus sustainability. Many people are looking for ways to make changes to their diet that won’t cost the earth – and seaganism is reported to be the latest trend which could potentially fulfil those needs. So, […]

Year of Young People

The Year of Young People 2018 As we come to the end of the year in the next couple of weeks, we should celebrate what a fantastic year it has been for the Scottish Government's #YOYP2018 and how it has highlighted the fantastic young people in our beautiful country. We have throughout the year got […]

National Mussel Day 2018

Fascinating facts about Scotland’s favourite shellfish . . . Sales of mussels are on the increase, at home and abroad. You can see from our site how popular mussel recipes are and Scottish shellfish is celebrated the world over. Last year (2017) saw the first ever National Mussel Day. Using the hashtag #musselup, the campaign […]


It’s a Family Business

Family Business Gordon Turnbull farms with his father Nick (who has decided to retire and hand over the reins) on the North West of the Island of Mull.  The family home is on the site of the pacific oyster farm and it can sustain 3 million oysters at various stages of growth. Education Gordon has […]

When it comes to Seafood, Sustainability is Key

Sustainability Sustainability. It’s a word that is bandied around a lot these days. And at Scottish Shellfish it’s at the very heart of what we do. But do you know what it actually means? A fragile balance Today, we’re very aware of environmental issues. We’re bombarded with shocking pictures of wildlife (birds, seals and fish […]