Our speciality Scottish hand-dived scallops come straight to your plate fresh from the sea! Sourced from crystal clear waters off the North-West Highland Coast of Scotland. Fresh, firm and full of flavour – we're confident you'll not taste better.
Hand-diving for scallops is a very low impact fishing method, with no unwanted capture of any other animals and very little impact on habitats. It's a very good alternative to dredged scallops (the most common method of scallop capture).
Supplied out of shell in our signature compostable packaging that can go in your food waste bin or composter.
Limited-stock each week. Availability may sometimes be impacted by poor weather.
Scottish hand-dived king scallops (each)
Scallop, king (Pecten maximus)
Capture method: Hand-dived
Production method: Caught at sea
Production country: Scotland
The sustainability of shellfish can vary significantly depending on how and where it has been caught or farmed. Many single species are caught or farmed in a variety of ways and this range shows that, within a species, some sources may be more sustainable than others.
We use the 1-5 traffic light system developed by the Marine Conservation Society to help you choose the most environmentally sustainable shellfish.
'Best choices' are rated 1 and 2 (green), 'Fish to Avoid' are rated 5 (red). Ratings 3 and 4 mean 'Think' (yellow and amber), as there are better rated alternatives.
Hand-diving for scallops is a very low impact fishing method, with no unwanted capture of any other animals and very little impact on habitats. It is a very good alternative to dredged scallops (the most common method of scallop capture), as dredging can have very significant impacts on seabed habitats and species.
Diving may or may not involve boats and scuba equipment. It is, as it sounds, simply gathering scallops from the seabed by hand, one at a time.