Oyster farm expansion in Barra

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A recently established oyster farm on Barra is expanding its operations and investing in new equipment with the support of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

Tràigh Mhòr Oysters is a new venture between A.P. Jess, the family owned food group and Isle of Barra Oysters Ltd, owned by Gerard Macdonald and based on the island.

As part of the deal, Tràigh Mhòr Oysters Ltd has purchased the full share issue of Isle of Barra Oysters Ltd and is fast becoming one of the largest producers of quality oysters in Scotland.

HIE awarded funding of £490,000 to assist with the expansion of production and the project is expected to create new employment in the Isle of Barra.

Pictured are HIE director of business and sector development, Charlotte Wright (left) and chief executive, Alex Paterson (right), on a recent visit to Tràigh Mhòr Oysters.