so much to sea


Shetland's seafood industry was in the spotlight last year when it launched its 'So Much to Sea' project in the community.

The aim of the project is to highlight just what this powerful industry means to Shetland and its people - focusing on its social and economic impact.

A series of community events kicked off in February and March at six halls throughout the isles featuring a mini exhibition celebrating the history of the industry, as well as focusing on its value to Shetland and its future. There were also screenings of a specially commissioned film which presents a fascinating insight into the various personalities involved with the industry and the work they do which is helping to shape the industry.

There was something for everyone on offer, including music with a flavour of the sea, performed by local school bairns; seafood tastings and cooking suggestions, and more. The events tied in with regular fish and chip nights, which proved to be a perfect way for people to get their tea whilst finding out more about what this vital industry means to them.