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Welcome to Fassfern Mussels

Hi, I'm Alan Bryne. I'm a mussel farmer and I farm with my brother Lawrie on the West Coast of Scotland. We are producers of high-quality rope grown mussels, our farm is based near Fort William, Inverness-shire. Optimum growing conditions Our mussels are grown in the pure, plankton rich waters of the North Atlantic, free […]

Why Scottish mussels are more environmentally friendly than ever!

Did you know that Scottish rope grown mussels have one of the lowest carbon footprints around for any kind of protein production? In this modern age where sustainability and low environmental impact are seen as essential components of modern food production, research has shown that one of the best foods for meeting such requirements are […]

Try the ‘food of love’ this Valentine’s Day!

Mussels make the perfect Valentine’s Day treat – quick and easy to cook, and looking absolutely sensational when served on a plate! Indeed, mussels really are the ‘food of love’. They contain life-enhancing minerals like magnesium, copper, iodine, iron and selenium – as well as zinc, which is critical to human libido and fertility. They […]


Investing for the future

By Nick Turnbull It's been an interesting winter so far - generally quiet with high pressure allowing work to continue unabated at our intertidal oyster site. This is very unusual, normally deep depressions cross Scotland at this time of year prevent the tides from going out very far and consequently not allowing access to the […]