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Iain R Spink with his Arbroath Smokies © James Fraser Photography
Arbroath Smokies

See expert Iain R. Spink prepare Arbroath Smokies on beautiful Auchmithie beach, where the delicacy originated many years ago


Scotland is well known for the high quality of its seafood. You can taste delicious mussels, oysters, langoustine and a huge variety of fresh fish caught from the surrounding waters are served up daily in the nation’s restaurants.

  • A bowl of local, fresh seafood
    A bowl of local, fresh seafood
  • Fish for sale at the Country Fair in Belmont street, Aberdeen
    Fish for sale at the Country Fair on Belmont Street, Aberdeen
  • A fisherman sorts his catch at Kallin Harbour, Grimsay, Outer Hebrides
    A fisherman sorts his catch at Kallin Harbour, Grimsay, Outer Hebrides
A family select some fish for their dinner at Macduff Farmers Market, Aberdeenshire


Discover the fantastic range of fresh fish caught in the pristine rivers, lochs and from around the rugged coast of Scotland.

Lobster caught in the waters around the island of Grimsay, Outer Hebrides


With its rugged coastline it comes as little surprise that Scotland boasts some of the most delicious shellfish around.

A worker at Salar Smokehouse, Outer Hebrides


Find traditional smokeries and smokehouse in Scotland where you can learn how smoked fish is prepared, before sampling it.

A fresh shellfish platter as served at the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar with Loch Fyne in the backdrop, Argyll

Seafood Trail

Take a spectacular journey through some of the best scenery in Scotland and enjoy a wide variety of locally caught seafood.