Let’s dive in and enjoy nature’s own harvest
SCOTLAND is blessed with thousands of miles of pristine coastline and as a result our seafood is the envy of the grateful diners all around the world.
The clean, cool waters of the deep lochs and surrounding sea produce more than 65 species of fish and seafood.
Although many traditions have remained unchanged, sustainable and responsible fishing practices ensure that the sea continues to provide a healthy way of life for the many picturesque coastal communities that dot the landscape from Solway to Shetland.
And many of these towns are so wellknown for the quality of their catch that tourists will flock there in summer months to enjoy the very best of what’s on offer.
But late autumn allows locals to enjoy the fruits of the harvest.
While the darker days may provide slim pickings on land, the cooling seas are now brimming with life and it is the perfect time to savour the finest of catches; lobster and langoustines are at their juiciest, whitefish, mackerel and salmon are abundant and mussels and scallops are plump and divine.
And our growing passion for exploring global cuisine styles means our ways to enjoy fish and seafood are greater than ever before.
Scotland’s passionate and creative chefs are as likely to serve seafood with a Thai-influenced ginger and chilli sauce or Tandoori crust as a classic squeeze of lemon juice.
But at the end of the day … there is little to beat a tasty fish supper.
IN THE RED: Scottish lobster is quite possibly the best in the world.