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Shucking heck – we’re back for a third year! The Scottish Oyster Shucking Championships are taking place on Saturday the 14th of September, festival goers will be able to cheer on skilled chefs and industry professionals, competing to world standards as they battle it out through heats, quarter and semi-finals before two finalists shuck it out to win the title.

Seafood Scotland is adding to this year’s proposition and introducing a Loch Fyne pop-up oyster bar with Ferran Segeur Meyfroodt, Head Oyster Shucker at Oysterman Events. Spectators will be able to purchase oysters across the weekend and chat with Ferran about the sumptuous molluscs.  

Clare MacDougall, Trade Marketing Manager at Seafood Scotland, said: “We’re delighted to bring the Scottish Oyster Shucking Championships back for another year and I’m confident this year’s event will attract even more entrants, including chefs, oyster growers, producers, fisherman and industry specialists from across the country.

“It’s a great competition to take part in and each year it grows in popularity, fast developing as an unmissable staple in the Scottish seafood calendar. Our previous two winners and their representation at the World Championships have propelled support from the industry, as well as Scottish recognition at the global event – a goal which will develop further as the event grows.”

The Scottish Oyster Shucking Championships will take place on Saturday 14th September from 11am – 2.30pm at the Stranraer Oyster Festival. The competition promises to be a mix of anticipation and excitement as the finalists battle it out to shuck up to 30 oysters in under three minutes.

If you are a chef or professional in the seafood sector and looking to sign up to the Scottish Oyster Shucking Championships, email dannielle@clarkcommunications.co.uk