Seafood Scotland is continuing its highly successful Seafood in Schools programme with an exciting, interactive event at Portree High School on the Isle of Skye, on the 13th and 14th November. Around 250 pupils from the high school and local primary schools are attending the event.
The children are enjoying workshops with their classmates, learning where seafood comes from, how healthy it is to eat, and how it gets from sea to plate. A selection of fish and shellfish are available to taste, including local langoustine donated by the Scottish West Coast Langoustine Co-operative. Pupils also have the opportunity to see and handle fresh and live species such as crab, lobster, haddock, squid, mussels and oysters.
Hugh McKinnon, a farm manager with Marine Harvest, is running a workshop about salmon farming on Skye, to enable pupils to understand how the industry operates on the island.
Award winning local chef Simon Wallwork of the Glenview Inn is on hand to demonstrate how to prepare and cook quick, tasty, fish dishes for kids using hake and salmon.
Parents and guardians are attending a community event this evening (13th November: 17.30-19.30), which will give them an opportunity to enjoy the same workshops and to sample the seafood delicacies.
In addition to classes from Portree High, pupils will attend from Portree, Broadford, Carbost, Struan, MacDiarmid, Knockbrek, Kyleakin, Elgol, Kilmuir, Staffin, Raasay, Dunvegan, and Edinbane primary schools.
Notes to Editors:
Companies giving support or products to the event include Scottish West Coast Langoustine Co-operative, Isle of Skye Oyster Company, Marine Harvest, Just Hooked, and Simon Wallwork of the Glenview Inn.
About Seafood Scotland
Seafood Scotland is an industry organisation that works throughout the supply-chain with fishermen, fish/shellfish farmers, processors, retailers, food service companies, caterers, NGOs and consumers to develop & enhance the competitive performance, quality practices and global reputation of a sustainable Scottish seafood industry. Seafood Scotland manages the Seafood in Schools project.
Seafood in Schools is a project that aims to teach children about Scottish seafood; where it comes from, how it reaches our plates, and why eating seafood is good for people. It is funded by Scottish Government, Seafish, Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation and the Scottish Fishermen’s Trust, and also relies on in-kind contributions and involvement by the fishing and aquaculture industries.