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Royals get chance to taste test salmon farmer's first fish

A fillet fit for a queen: an OSH salmon was delivered to the royal household via wholesaler Severn and Wye Smokery. Photo: OSH.
A fillet fit for a queen: an OSH salmon was delivered to the royal household via wholesaler Severn and Wye Smokery. Photo: OSH.

One of the first fish grown by Skye-based salmon farmer Organic Sea Harvest (OSH) has been delivered to Buckingham Palace, although it is not known whether it ended up on the Queen’s plate.

The salmon was part of OSH’s first harvest on June 2. After being transported to Dingwall for processing, the fish were dispatched to wholesale partner Severn and Wye Smokery, which holds a royal warrant. The warrant is a mark of recognition of those who have supplied goods or services to the households of the Queen or Prince Charles for at least five years, and who have an ongoing trading arrangement.

Natural larder

Severn and Wye Smokery delivered one of OSH’s fish to the Palace and was advised that one fillet would be cooked there, while the other fillet would be sent to Prince Charles’ chef at Clarence House. Charles is a long-time advocate of organic farming.

“Skye is known for its natural larder and top-quality seafood and we are delighted at the prospect of sharing it with the royal household,” said OSH sales managing director Hugh Drever in a press release.

A spokesperson from Severn and Wye Smokery said: “We are proud to have been given the opportunity to deliver Organic Sea Harvest’s very first product to the royal household and look forward to strengthening our partnership with this exceptional product.”