On the west coast of Scotland, by the shores of Loch Craignish, a community has come together to help restore their marine environment.
When deciding on how to put something back, they identified two priority marine features they could do something about.This is a story about carbon capturing seagrass, water filtering oysters & the passionate people tirelessly working to restore both.
Really interesting listen especially about the extent of oyster beds and sea grass around the Scottish coast in fairly recent history.
In the 1790s, as many as 30 million were harvested a year from the Firth of Forth, just outside of Edinburgh.
By 1882, the Edinburgh Oyster Hall was down to just 55,000.
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Stimulating investigation deer in Scotland, rewilding, green lairds and the like. Fitted well with the recent episode of Scotland outdoors. Female ecologists & stalkers. A first stalk by the author.
Wild salmon was on sale last week at the Harrods luxury store in London for £245 a kilo, making the cost of the average salmon to be over £700, or around £60 for a single portion. Chips would prob…
The conditions that make this so are really depressing. I remember family holidays as a child in the 60s. We would buy a wild salmon for the freezer on the way home. This from netters on Galloway estuaries because the price was so good. I also recall seeing the nets in operation at the mouth of the Spey huge numbers of fish being caught.
'Revisiting our educational history might encourage us to question some of the prevailing orthodoxies of our time...Perhaps we should ask why there are no comparable radical voices in Scottish education today.'