David Shand and Gary Huckle from Armstrong’s of Stockbridge show off their catch of the day – an eight-stone Atlantic halibut.
The giant fish was hooked by the crew of Enterprise II in the Butt of Lewis and landed in Kinlochbervie.
Named one of the 50 Best Food Shops in Britain (September 16th 2006).
Included in the Food Directory 2006. ‘Details of the best producers and suppliers from across Britain and Ireland. What were the main criteria for inclusion? Passion and high standards: we wanted retailers who could tell us exactly where their food comes from. We believe all are among the best in their field.’
The paper mentioned our famous smoked salmon, “made to a 70-year-old recipe.”
“The new shop was reopened in September. Customers were once again queuing around the shop in all weathers to buy some of the freshest fish around.
Instead of the old fashioned interior, the shop now has a stainless-steel ice machine, fridges and freezers, and of course a brand new smoker to smoke everything from traditional Finnan haddock to salmon (hot or cold smoked), mussels and scallops.
Trade has actually increased by some 10% since the refit, perhaps because younger customers are attracted to the state-of-the-art premises. It has not, however, lost any of its old-time charm, nor its friendly welcome.” (30th January 2005)
Nominated as a Local Hero 2007. Thanks for all your votes and reviews.