Robin's Herbs

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Robin's Herbs
Gray's Cottage, Kingscross, Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran, North Ayrshire, KA27 8RG
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Former chef Robin Gray grows herbs, salad leaves and vegetables in polytunnels in a shore-side garden and nearby field that can be reached by strolling along the beach from Whiting Bay. Reclaimed from former rough grazing, stepped terraces and raised beds stretch up from the sea, fertilised with seaweed composted from the nearby shoreline in place of artificial fertiliser. Free also from chemical pesticides, he supplies greenery to the general public, as well as hotels, restaurants and delis across Scotland. 50 varieties of organic, seasonal herbs, salad leaves and vegetables include sweetcorn, spinach, beetroots and curly red kale. A member of Taste Ayrshire, Gray also runs festival and event catering business Island Gourmet.

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Former chef Robin Gray grows herbs, salad leaves and vegetables in polytunnels in a shore-side garden and nearby field that can be reached by strolling along the beach from Whiting Bay. Reclaimed from former rough grazing, stepped terraces and raised beds stretch up from the sea, fertilised with seaweed composted from the nearby shoreline in place of artificial fertiliser. Free also from chemical pesticides, he supplies greenery to the general public, as well as hotels, restaurants and delis across Scotland. Fifty varieties of organic, seasonal herbs, salad leaves and vegetables include sweetcorn, spinach, beetroots and curly red kale. A member of Taste Arran, Gray also caters the prestigious opening night dinner at the Arran Malt and Music Festival festival.

  • Open since: 1984

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