Loch Ryan Native Oysters (M)

Loch Ryan Native Oysters (M)

Loch Ryan Native Oysters are fished from traditional Native Oyster beds at the sub-tidal waters of Loch Ryan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

The Loch Ryan Oyster Fishery is the oldest and only commercial wild oyster fishery in Scotland. In 1701 the rights to fish oysters from the whole of Loch Ryan (a natural and sheltered harbour in south west Scotland) was bestowed to the Wallace family by King William III; and this Royal Charter has been retained by the Wallace family ever since.

Available: Seasonal - 1 September to 30 April each year.

In Stock: Yes.
If possible, please order Native Oysters three days or more prior to delivery date. On occasions Native Oyster stocks may be limited, due to high demand and/or adverse weather or tides.

Size: Medium.

Freshest and finest oysters possible
Loch Ryan Native Oysters remain at Loch Ryan, from seed until harvested for market.

Once harvested, these oysters are cleaned and purified in natural seawater, packed live to order in boxes, and dispatched from the oyster fishery's depuration and dispatch centre (Monday to Thursday), for next day courier delivery to our clients' addresses in mainland UK (Tuesday to Friday).

Store and consume
Store oysters in the fridge and consume within three days from delivery.

Oysters can be consumed raw or cooked.

How to Store Oysters 

Ingredients
Oysters (molluscs).

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Loch Ryan Native Oyster

 

Shells: Rounded, smooth.

 

Shell cup depth: Medium.

 

Brininess: 5/10.

 

Meat to shell ratio: 8/10.

 

Meat: Plump, firm.

 

Succession of flavour notes:

1. Briny.

2. Woody, nutty, lemon, citrus.

3. Subtle tin.

 

Disclaimer. This taste review is our own opinion. Each oyster is unique with flavour influences by its waters, climates and seasons.

 

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For centuries, Loch Ryan Native Oysters have been fished from traditional Native Oyster beds at Loch Ryan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

 

In 1701, the rights to fish oyster from the whole of Loch Ryan - a natural and sheltered harbour in south west Scotland - was bestowed to the Wallace family by King William III. This royal charter has been retained by the Wallace family ever since.

 

Loch Ryan (about 8 miles length and 3 miles in width) is the olddest and only commercial wild Native Oyster fishery in Scotland.

 

For many years, the Loch Ryan Oyster Fishery has carried out repopulation practices to increase Native Oyster stocks in Loch Ryan. As a result, Loch Ryan Native Oyster stocks have increased from one million in 1996 to about 60 million today. The Loch Ryan Oyster Fishery has won the 'Stewardship' Award at the Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards for the 'Repopulation of the Loch Ryan Oyster Beds for the Next Generation'.

 

In recent years, Loch Ryan Native Oysters has won the 'Best Native Oyster' award at the Scottish Shellfish Growers Conference; and the 'Best Native Oyster' award at the British Oyster Championships.

 

Loch Ryan Native Oysters take 48 to 60 months to reach market size.

 

Loch Ryan Native Oysters are featured on menus at top oyster bars, restaurants, and hotels in the UK.

 

The Stranear Oyster Festival is held at the town of Stranear on the shores of Loch Ryan in September each year. This festival attracts tens of thousands of people, who enjoy oysters, local food and drink, live music, entertainment and activities.

 

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Loch Ryan Native Oysters from Loch Ryan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotand.

 

Maps by Simply Oysters. Circles indicate approximate locations; not to scale.

 

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In Stock. Delivery to addresses in mainland UK (Tuesday to Friday). Choose delivery date at Checkout. At the latest, order by 12 noon for Next Day Delivery.

Prices below are per Oyster. Minimum order is 12 Oysters for this Product alone; or minimum order is 6 Oysters when combined with ANY 'Other Products' shown at the bottom of this page.

One Courier Fee applies for this Product and ANY 'Other Products' shown at the bottom of this page.

  • £1.75
  • Ex Tax: £1.75
  • 12 or more £1.63
  • 24 or more £1.55
  • 36 or more £1.49
  • 48 or more £1.45
This product has a minimum quantity of 6