Why Shetland Mussels


We grow Shetland mussels on our sites which are located around the famous, beautiful and wild Shetland Islands.

All our mussels are rope grown and are therefore completely grit free – unlike mussels that are dredged from the bottom of the sea.

Our mussels are also sustainable – with MSC and Friends of the Sea certification you can enjoy our mussels knowing that we work in harmony with our environment.



As well as being plump, meaty and delicious, our mussels are:

  • 25 per cent meats
  • over 60 shells to the kilo
  • clean shells
  • grit free


  • Low in fat and high in nutrients like omega-3 and iron
  • High quality source of protein
  • Excellent source of vitamin B12 and selenium as well as vitamin C, phosphorous and zinc

Award Winning

Shetland Mussels Ltd was winner of the Crown Estate Business Development Award – in recognition of our innovative practices on the farm