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Stranraer Oyster Festival 2018

 
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Stranraer
14 to 16th September 2018


The Second Stranraer Oyster Festival will be held in and around Stranraer on 14- 16 September 2018

To celebrate the annual harvesting of Loch Ryan`s unique Scottish Native Oysters, Stranraer Oyster Festival takes place in September.

Not too many people know that Loch Ryan is host to one of the largest oyster beds in Scotland. The beds contain  an estimated 1 million oysters and dates back to 1701 when a Royal Charter was granted. The Loch Ryan Oyster Bed is the only one in Scotland to be self-sufficient and harvesting is carefully managed to provide potential for further growth in oyster numbers.

The Oyster Festival will be spread over three days and details of the full and varied programme can be found on their website.

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Some of the highlights of the three days are given below. Don`t miss this opportunity to find out about our oysters, join is the fun and also discover South West Scotland.

2018 Stranraer Oyster Festival – Selected Highlights

Friday 14 September from 5pm  – Opening Ceremony, Family Activities, Silent Disco, Seafood Streetfood, Live Music and Fireworks

Saturday & Sunday from 11am – Nick Nairn Demonstration, Talks and Tastings, Cooking Demonstrations and Classes, Local Food , Craft and Artist Stalls, Scottish Seafood Market, Children’s Craft & Storytelling Marquee, Live Music & Performances

ALSO  Saturday only –

  • The Big Oyster Bash
  • Scottish Shucking Championship
  • Oyster Eating Competition
  • Cocktail Masterclass
  • Bubble Football Tournament

Sunday Only

  • Samsam the Bubbleman
  • Popdance

…………….and much more

Check out full details, timing etc on the Festival`s Website

……………….always something to see & do!

 

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