Orkney Shellfish

Off the northern coast of Scotland where the Atlantic Ocean meets the North Sea, lie the Orkney Islands .

The continuous raging of the most powerful tidal currents in the northern hemisphere create an environment rich in marine life.

At 59 degrees north, Orkney is at the same latitude as Alaska, only the warming effects of the gulf stream prevent us being surrounded with pack ice.

The combination of climate, tidal currents and latitude provide
an environment ideal for "Homarus Vulgaris"… the Scottish lobster.

The photograph shows a fishing boat unloading its catch of fresh lobsters at Kirkwall harbour, Orkney.

Within hours these same lobsters are loaded on an aircraft starting a journey to anywhere in Europe.