Out of the Covid crisis comes community action

The Covid-19 crisis has deeply impacted us all, and none more so than local fishers and small businesses. With regular markets and supply chains disrupted, communities across the country are stepping up to support each other. Here are a few initiatives to get behind and support, in these unprecedented times.

Local Shellfish Sales – Skye and Lochalsh

Support your local fishermen –  Buy fresh shellfish straight from the quayside, or get it delivered to your door!

The coronavirus outbreak has meant that many local fishers can no longer supply their catch to overseas markets or UK restaurants. This could be hugely damaging to their businesses, but YOU can help by buying fresh shellfish straight from the quayside!

Many fishers will also safely deliver straight to your door. This is a great opportunity to help your local community ‘stay afloat’, and stay healthy by eating delicious fresh seafood. 

Isle 20 – Go Island Shopping!

Support the Scottish islands during Covid-19 by shopping from the comfort of your sofa!

Tempting as it might be to take a physical trip to the islands of Scotland right now, please don’t. Instead, take a virtual shopping trip to your favourite island and help out one of the 300 small businesses currently listed – it would make their day!

Creelers – Arran

Arran folks, the wait is over! Support your local creel fisherman, Ian. Fresh catch (weather dependent) at Lamlash Pier at 1pm every Friday.

Please pre-order and pay by calling 01880 760 378. If we don’t answer leave your phone number and Creelers will get back to you asap. Orders must be received by Thursday 6pm.

Langoustines per kg, £10.50 Small/ £13.50 Med/ £15.50 large, Crab £5 per kg, Lobster £18.50.

They will also deliver around Arran on Fridays, minimum order £30 for free delivery.

#LocalFishForDinner Berwickshire

 Fill your fridge and give the community a boost by having #LocalFishForDinner.

Britain’s inshore fishermen are facing desperate times as coronavirus restrictions close down export markets and the restaurant trade. Fill your fridge and give the community a boost by having #LocalFishForDinner. See the website for a list of local merchants in Berwickshire still buying and selling locally caught seafood.