Monthly Archives: January 2014

Troot in the Shed 2014 starts at the Stronsay School

Around 150 brown trout ova arrived by plane on Stronsay this morning and after a presentation on the trout life cycle, the Secondary 2 pupils helped to transfer the eggs into the tank. Following a quick check, we noticed that … Continue reading

Posted in ova / eggs, Stronsay | Leave a comment

New batch of trout eggs for the Sanday School

Sanday received their ova on Monday morning and I’m glad to say that in spite of gale force winds and a rather bumpy flight on the small Islander plane, the ova completed their journey in very good condition. When the … Continue reading

Posted in ova / eggs, Sanday | 7 Comments

Welcome to Stromness Primary!

Yesterday morning, Stromness Primary school joined the “Troot in the Shed” project for the first time. Malcolm Thomson visited Mr Taylor’s class and introduced the pupils to the life cycle of the brown trout and sea-trout. They also were able to have a good look … Continue reading

Posted in ova / eggs, Stromness Primary | Leave a comment

“Troot in the Shed 2014” underway at North Walls!

Thanks to Mr. Erskine who braved a force 8 gale yesterday morning during his crossing to the island of Hoy, the North Walls school was able to kick off the project. About 200 eyed ova  are now being looked after … Continue reading

Posted in North Walls, ova / eggs | Leave a comment