Scenic fishing towns and villages can be found scattered throughout Highland’s vast coastline. Here the fishing industry continues to be a way of life for many and is a vital source of employment in what is considered some of the most remote land in Western Europe.
From small inshore creel boats landing shellfish daily to the large trawlers and seine netters venturing the North Sea and Atlantic to bring back their catch for market, Highland is highly regarded for producing fresh, high quality fish and shellfish both caught and farmed. World renowned scallops & langoustine are amongst a wide variety of species landed providing a range from everyday affordable to luxury treat.
The East of Scotland Seafood project is a partnership initiative led by local authorities, business leaders and coastal communities. It is supported by the Community Food Fund, which is financed by The Scottish Government and has been created to promote local food and drink, in line with Scotland's National Food and Drink Policy.