Did you know fossils of oyster ancestors have been dated to the early Triassic Triassic period?1 That’s over 247 million years ago. Our little friends at the Oyster Table are a bit younger than that, but each one continues to filter up to 120 litres of water a day at the Bayfield tidal zone.
We’re busy planning lots of free events this summer with food, activities, performances and recipe projects down at the CLIMAVORE Oyster Table.
Meantime, the CLIMAVORE apprenticeship programme continues. Following our January session at Portree High School with Cooking Sections, six students are beginning their apprenticeships with our restaurant, food and drink partners across the island.
Together, we are imagining and planning ways for the project to evolve and grow in the coming years.
CLIMAVORE is supported by The Pebble Trust and Patagonia Environmental Grants Fund of Tides Foundation and the Connect Local Regional Food Fund, which is financed by The Scottish Government, in partnership with industry, and has been created to promote local food and drink, in line with Ambition 2030.
 Hautmann, Ware, Bucher. ‘Geologically oldest oysters were epizoans on Early Triassic ammonoids’. Journal of Molluscan Studies, Volume 83, Issue 3, August 2017, Pages 253–260