This is Isla.
She’s 13. Isla lives on Scotland's beautiful west coast.
During the school holidays, she helps her dad, Ian, pull in the traditional creels that they use to catch their amazing langoustines.
Isla is the latest generation in a centuries long line to do this.
So the family understand ‘sustainability’, in its truest sense. Not for them a buzzword - but a genuine essential, if they are to maintain their livelihoods.
Creels, if you haven’t seen them before, are a lot like lobster pots and so they have almost no impact on the seabed (unlike trawling for them, which is seriously bad news).
Ian told me that he considers the job to be ’to leave the ocean in a better state than you find it’. That’s fairly inspirational, I think.
You can buy Ian and Isla’s langoustines on the Wylde Market every Wednesday from 7am. They're cooked and ready to eat straight out of the box.
Bon weekend, and don’t forget to send us photos of your Wylde creations.
PS – if you want to know why you should buy creel-caught langoustines from Scotland and not farmed prawns shipped in from East Asia read this. (But don’t say we didn’t warn you….)