THE rich waters around Wigtownshire’s coastline are teeming with life, but most of the shellfish caught here is shipped off to UK cities, to Spain or even Asian markets.
It’s a strange phenomenon – one found across the country – that despite this ready bounty at our fingertips, we seem to prefer beef and chicken to clams, crabs and oysters.
A few chefs and restaurateurs are, slowly but surely, changing this perception.
One of them is Sandra Birkhead, who runs the Mariners Coffee Shop in Drummore. If the name suggests a standard, panini-and-latte sort of place – think again.
As one blunt TripAdvisor reviewer puts it: “If you want the usual stereotype cafe then go elsewhere”.
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