South Druimachro

(South Drumachro)
Argyll and Bute

A farm and the location of an onshore fish-farm on the east coast of Gigha in the Inner Hebrides, South Druimachro (or South Drumachro) lies a mile (1.5 km) south of Ardminish. A fish farm was established here in the 1980s by the island's then laird David Landale. Initially, salmon were farmed in offshore pens, but this was later augmented by turbot raised in tanks. The farm suffered from financial problems, changes of ownership and disease which brought the destruction of the turbot stock in 1994. However, it now successfully raises sustainable organic Atlantic halibut in a large number of onshore tanks. Unique in Scotland, the fish mature for four years on the farm on Gigha having been transported from a hatchery at Otter Ferry. The fish are marketed across Europe and in the USA.

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