Seafood Scotland is supporting the Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight 2020 (5 September – 20 September). This year has the very fitting theme of ‘local legends’, and we need your help.

It’s safe to say 2020 has been a year like no other. There have been many hidden heroes who have pulled together to come up with creative solutions in the face of Covid-19, and ultimately kept the nation’s fridges and freezers full.

From seafood restaurants delivering meals on wheels to vulnerable members of local communities, to fishermen battling against all odds to continue with regular landings, we want to shine a spotlight on those who have played a part in keeping the industry afloat.

In particular, we would love to hear from family businesses in the industry. We know for many, that the seafood industry is in the blood, with companies passing down their skills and expertise to multiple generations.


Does this sound like your business? Did you take over from your parents or grandparents? Do you go out to sea with your sibling? Have your kids already started helping you at work? We would love to hear your stories and see some of your special pictures from throughout the years to share during our #ScottishSeafoodStories as part of the Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight.

David Lowrie Fish Merchant

To submit your stories simply post your pictures with a caption on your social media channels using the hashtag #ScottishSeafoodStories while tagging Seafood Scotland. Alternatively, email directly to

We hope this will help us paint a picture of the rich heritage of our industry, highlighting to both trade and consumers the importance of supporting our #locallegends in order to preserve family businesses for many more generations to come.


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