Inverness Royal Academy was the scene of fishy goings-on yesterday as children were encouraged to yearn for more plaice on their plates and trout on their tables.
Seafood Scotland’s highly successful Seafood in Schools project presented a series of interactive workshops to more than 350 secondary and primary pupils and their teachers to teach where seafood comes from, why it is healthy to eat, and how it gets to their plates.
The wetfish counter display was a hit, enabling pupils to see and handle a variety of Scottish species and to learn how they are caught, landed and processed.
It was run by Seafood in Schools co-ordinator Ruathy Donald, with Magnus Houston from Coast and Glen – a local supplier of fresh-from-the-boat seafood – and Lesley MacDonald, of he Edinburgh Salmon Company, which supplies Asda supermarkets.
Local chef Alan Frost cooked up some quick, easy and tasty seafood dishes for pupils to try to gave out recipe leaflets in the hopes that parents will be inspired to try them at home.
The importance of eating foods high in Omega 3 was stressed by Catriona Frankitti of Fish For Health, and the session also features a tutored tasting session.
In addition to students from Inverness Royal Academy, pupils from Aldourie, Bun-sgoil Ghaidhlig Inbhir Nis, Cauldeen, Farr, Foyers, Hilton, Holm, Lochardil and Stratherrick primaries had fun with fish.