Entries by Michael Tait


Winter is coming . . .

Summer is over I am writing on a brisk Shetland autumn day, which anyone might mistake for a full-blown winter’s gale in more southerly climates.  As often as not up here, the weather snaps from summer to winter in one fell swoop and the summer seems very much behind us now.   Despite southern parts of […]


Growing our Mussels

As a mussel farmer one of the most important jobs after catching enough wild spat (mussel larvae) on our ropes in the spring is to ensure we give them enough space to grow and thrive. As a cooperative we are a group of farmers and recently we have been helping a neighbouring farm to thin […]