Media Release: Seafood in Schools anchoring in Cupar

SEAFOOD Scotland is continuing its highly successful Seafood in Schools programme with an exciting, interactive event at Bell Baxter High in Cupar on the 27th and 28th November.

Around 800 pupils from the high school and local primary schools will be attending.

The children will enjoy several workshops with their classmates, learning where seafood comes from, how healthy it is, and how it gets from sea to plate.

There will be a fresh seafood display with filleting demonstration by Master Crafstman, Andrew Speight, from Morrisons, and Woody’s Shellfish of Crail are supplying live crab, langoustine and lobster to enable pupils to learn about the local inshore fishing industry.

The Fish For Health programme is providing a seafood tasting session along with healthy eating information.

Each school has also selected pupils to attend a cookery session hosted by local chefs, Jimmy and Amanda Graham, of Ostlers Close Restaurant, Cupar, and chef tutor, Martin Luiti, from Elmwood College.

Pupils are particularly looking forward to a workshop hosted by Graphic Scotland, an independent community interest company that brings together Scottish-based writers, artists and publishers in collaborations to create graphic fiction.

Their workshops will encourage students to create stories, characters, dialogue and artwork – all of course, in relation to fish – and learn how to write, design and make a comic.

Each day the workshop will produce two different comics about fish inScotland

Sandy Young, the curriculum leader (health and well being) at Bell Baxter High School, said:

“As a school, Bell Baxter is delighted to have been given the opportunity to host this Seafood in Schools event and work alongside our associated primary schools.

“As a school and a cluster we feel that this is a fantastic opportunity and one that all our staff and pupils are looking forward to.”

Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend a community event on the evening of the first day (27th November), which will give them an opportunity to enjoy the same workshops and sample seafood delicacies.

In addition to Bell Baxter High, pupils from primary classes five, six and seven will also attend from Springfield, Falkland, Letham, Pitlessie, Craigrothie, Kettle, Newburgh, Gateside, Ladybank, Dunbog, Dairsie, Strathmiglo, Ceres, Auchtermuchty, Freuchie, Castlehill and Kilmarron Millbank.


Photocall with the children: 11am Thursday 27th November (alternative timings by arrangement).

To arrange a photocall or for further press enquiries please contact Martin Hunt on 0131 661 5212,

Notes to editors:

The event will be held from 0930 – 1600 on 27th and 28th November. Each day will comprise four 1 hour 20 minute sessions during which time, four 20-minute workshops will be held and a special half hour lunchtime session held for high schools pupils studying food enrichment.

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. SeafoodScotland manages the Seafood in Schools project.

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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.

For more information please contact:

Nicki Holmyard (SiS manager) on 0771 127 2637 (

Maria Anderson (SiS regional co-ordinator) on 07872 419799 (

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