Atlas Arts




Skye Oyster Walk

02 June 2019

12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

Revealed upon booking

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01478 611143


Join us for a walk to a native Skye oyster bed. Part of a weekend of activities to celebrate the launch of the CLIMAVORE: Apprenticeship Programme.

Oysters have been a staple food in Scotland and across the European continent for millennia. Their importance to sustain the livelihood of coastal communities resulted in their development, breeding and trade across the country. Despite their movement and migration, Skye’s common oyster (Ostrea edulis) is genetically unique and different from any other common oyster found across the UK. In the walk we will explore Skye´s oyster threatened habitats and the role it can play in the safeguarding and enhancing of the island’s natural environment.

The meeting point will be confirmed upon registration. This is due to the Skye Oyster becoming exceptionally rare and we wish to safeguard this special location. Access to a car is needed.

A warming drink and snack will be provided. Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements.

Please wear wellies and dress for the weather. The walk will involve crossing uneven ground. If you have any accessibility concerns please contact shona@atlasarts.org.uk // 01478 611143

CLIMAVORE is a long-term project initiated by Cooking Sections in 2015. It sets out to envision seasons of food production and consumption that react to climatic events and human-induced alterations of the landscape. Different from the now obsolete Eurocentric cycle of spring, summer, autumn and winter, CLIMAVORE rethinks the construction of space and infrastructure by focusing on how climate alterations offer a new set of clues to adapt our diet to them. For instance, how to shift the food landscape to drought-resistant crops in a period of water scarcity or how to promote the planting of dune stabilising vegetables in times of coastal flash floods.

CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones is developed in collaboration with ATLAS Arts and is supported by Connect Local Regional Food Fund, Creative Scotland, Gaia Art Foundation, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Patagonia and the Pebble Trust.