But the BBC say that Belgian Farmers brought the Orkney Voles into Orkney on their boats 5,000 years ago. Belgians... who knew? Did the North Africans stop in Bruge on their way to Orkney? Were the North Africans the ones who were trading the voles? The BBC says that the thousands of vole bones and teeth found in Orkney arrived with the Belgian Farmers or "through Neolithic maritime trade and exchange networks". The old "vole trade" was obviously more important than I'd realised. However, they are more of a snack than a main meal. Perhaps a starter... to be folowed by a slab of venison stewed with Juniper Berries and New Potatoes.
Five fat and juicy voles would make an excellent meat part of a main dish. Or just playtime for my cats. Strange to think they may have bred them. I wonder if some of the ye olde cookbooks have any vole recipes.