Lori Smith, from Weisdale, is a fourth year student at Robert Gordon University studying towards a BSc Honours Degree in Forensic and Analytical Science. She made the video as part of a summer internship with the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre, which, because of the coronavirus pandemic, was delivered remotely online.
“Our home in Shetland sits right next to the shore, where we can see several mussel and salmon farms along with local creel boats. While growing up, I passed the farms regularly when travelling out the voe on our family boat and I always thought it was really interesting,” she says.
“During my internship I was given the opportunity to plan and execute an individual project. I was incredibly lucky to undertake this internship in Shetland, which enabled me to take advantage of the wealth of opportunities and information available to me on my doorstep. I decided I would create a video which incorporated both the promotion of aquaculture and Shetland since it is such an important industry to our local economy.”