Thursday, July 18, 2013

A gourmand pilgrimage to Scottish shores

BBC Travel, July 18, 2013

Home to more sheep than people, the remote Inner Hebrides island of Iona is developing a flourishing slow-food scene, where gardens are only fertilised using seaweed.

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  1. Borage is a great source of nectar for bees; I remember that there used to be beekeeping on Iona (as indeed on neighbouring islands; notably Colonsay)....I wonder what the Iona bee scene is nowadays ?.....


    1. They've got lots of borage on Iona, the flowers are also edible. As far as I know, the new colonies at the St Columba are the only bees currently on the island, but there are a number of colonies on Mull and other nearby islands.