Any island story is deeply intertwined with land, family and friendship.
The story of Bere barley weaves across the islands of Orkney – it’s cultural and agricultural. Everyone in the supply chain knows each other. They are eager to help one another; to share in the pride and the story of this ancient grain.
Roving Reporter Kate Hannett takes a trip from Islay to Orkney for us to report on the living breathing place our Bere barley is sourced.
KH: Being an islander nurtures a fiery pride in me. Historically, we have all had a ‘make-do-and-mend’ mentality. We still do. An island community can’t survive without it. It is a global trait, yet I have not felt a greater chest-swelling pride about people’s resourcefulness as much as I do across the Scottish isles.