Posts for February 2015

Scottish Salmon – a Worldwide Success Story

Tuesday 24th Feb 2015

Scottish Smoked Salmon StarterAll over the world we are enjoying more of our Scottish seafood: particularly salmon which has seen global sales from the UK rocketing by a massive 27% in the first half of last year*. Here at Crannog Restaurant, where salmon is always on the menu, we are extremely proud of the succulent, tasty fish that Scottish waters produce.

Local Scottish salmon almost as popular as chocolate!

Around 25 million salmon were shipped across the world in 2013 to 89 countries – including shrimp loving Australia and sushi capital Japan. Growing global demand for salmon from the UK has meant it is now our second most exported food, muscling in just after chocolate and confectionary. While Crannog’s dark chocolate torte is a winner with our customers, the hot and cold smoked salmon on our current menu is what guests are really after!

Environment Secretary The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP** had this to say on the recent findings:

“I am delighted that more and more families are enjoying the delicious, unique taste of this country’s smoked salmon. UK produce is something we should all be proud of.

These impressive figures show the UK is a place the world increasingly comes to, to buy quality, trusted food.”

Sustainable, healthy food

Scottish SalmonScott Landsburgh, Chief Executive of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation, added:

“Scottish salmon is a successful, sustainable healthy food that brings economic prosperity and long term employment to the UK. This year, for the second time in succession, Scottish salmon was named ‘best farmed salmon in the world’ in a poll of retail and foodservice buyers.

“It was also the 10th anniversary of receiving the European PGI (Protected Geographical Indication), granted to products with distinct regional characteristics, placing it alongside Champagne and Parma Ham.

“Industry continues to focus on protecting the Scottish salmon brand and markets by using sustainable production standards and husbandry techniques that produce high quality fish. Qualities such as firm flesh and distinct flavours, combined with Scottish provenance and tradition, have all been crucial to establishing our iconic brand and are especially important to our export markets in Europe, North American and the Far East.”

You don’t have to travel globally to sample our local delights; come and enjoy some delicious Scottish salmon prepared by our kitchen team under the watchful eye of senior chefs, Brian and Robbie.

Visit our Restaurant page here to find out more about the locally sourced produce we serve, or to book a table give us a call on 01397705589 or email info@crannog.net

*Source:  scotlandfoodanddrink.org

** Read the full press release, issued by ‘The Department for Environment, Food *& Rural Affairs; the Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP’ here.

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