Scottish Shucking Championships 2019

Scottish Oyster Shucking Championship

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The #Shuckoff!

The Scottish Oyster Shucking Championships return to Stranraer Oyster Festival! 

Chefs, oyster growers, producers, fishermen and industry professionals will battle it out against each other and the clock in a bid to be named Scottish Oyster Shucking Champion 2023. The winner will go on to represent Scotland at the World Oyster Opening Championships in Galway, Ireland. This is an energetic, risky and fast-paced competition and it’s great fun to watch!

Competitors take part in the 2022 ShuckOff
credit: Colin Hattersley

Saturday 16th September 

Entertainment Marquee

12.30 - 2pm

Take Part!

Could you be Scotland's next Oyster Shucking Champion? Sign up for the #ShuckOff today!

You'll race against the clock and against other industry professionals to open a platter of Loch Ryan native oysters. Marks will be awarded on the speed of opening, technique and presentation, which means it's not always the fastest shucker who triumphs!

Entry Form

Alexander Wallace wins the ShuckOff 2022
credit: Colin Hattersley

The winner will be crowned the SCOTTISH SHUCKING CHAMPION and will go on to represent Scotland in the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS at Galway Oyster Festival on an all-expenses paid trip. Galway Festival takes place on the 22-24 September.

The Scottish Oyster Shucking Champion heats and final takes place in the Entertainment Marquee on Saturday 16th September 2023. The event will be compered by Andy Cummings, a top chef well-known in the Glasgow food scene and lecturer at City of Glasgow College. And our two judges, the previous Scottish Shucking Champion, Tristan Hugh-Jones of the Loch Ryan Oyster Fishery Company and Dr Janet Brown, Editor of the Grower magazine, will be ensuring oysters are shucked to the highest of standard.

Tristan comperes the 2022 Shuckoff
credit: Colin Hattersley

Watch this video to see how the Scottish Shucking Champs has gone in previous years.