Media Release: Seafood in Schools anchoring in Portree

SEAFOOD Scotland is continuing the 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 will be attending the event.

The children will enjoy 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 will be available to taste, including local langoustine supplied by the Scottish West Coast Langoustine Co-operative, and pupils will have the opportunity to see and handle live species including crab, lobster, haddock, monkfish and even squid.

On Tuesday 13th, there will also be an additional workshop about salmon farming on Skye.

Local chefs, Simon Wallwork of the Glenview Inn (Tuesday) and Michael Smith of the Three Chimneys (Wednesday), will be on hand to demonstrate how to prepare and cook quick, tasty, fish dishes for kids.

Michael Smith said: “At Three Chimneys, we are widely recognised for our use of exquisite local produce and we are delighted to be associated with the Seafood in Schools project using the best of local seafood.”

Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend a community event on the evening of the first day (13th November: 17.30-19.30), which will give them an opportunity to enjoy the same workshops and sample 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.


Photocalls with the children can be arranged on request, for this or for further press enquiries please contact Martin Hunt on 0131 661 5212,

Notes to editors:

The event will run from 9.30-12.45 on the 13th and from 9.15-15.15 on the 14th November. Each day will comprise several 1.5 hour sessions during which time, four (Tuesday) or three (Wednesday) 20-minute workshops will be held.

The companies giving support or products to the event include Scottish West Coast Langoustine Co-operative, Isle of Skye Oyster Company, Marine Harvest, Just Hooked, Michael Smith from the Three Chimneys 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 and enhance the competitive performance, quality practices and global reputation of a sustainable Scottish seafood industry. Seafood Scotland manages the Seafood in Schools project.

For more information please visit: 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.

For more information please contact:

Nicki Holmyard (SiS manager) on 0771 127 2637 (

Ruathy Donald (SiS regional coordinator) on 07855 253079 (

or visit:

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