Address Lossie Seafoods, 3-15 Low Street, Buckie AB56 1UX, Scotland, UK
Telephone: +44 (0) 1542 831296
Fax: +44 (0) 1542 834859
Award-winning Lossie Seafoods – part of Associated Seafoods Ltd – is celebrating its centenary and is marking this significant milestone with a major multi-million pound investment programme that will see its premium Scottish smoked salmon produced in a modern state-of-the-art seafood processing facility in Buckie.
But while the premises may be new, the smoking techniques utilised will rely on traditional techniques first developed when Lossie Seafoods was founded in the coastal village of Lossiemouth in 1913. The business started from humble beginnings in a wooden shed, focusing on whitefish such as cod and haddock but also smoking wild-caught salmon from the rivers Spey and Findhorn – two of the world’s finest salmon rivers.
Today, Lossie Seafoods uses the finest farmed salmon from the west coast and Western isles to continue this tradition for quality that has resulted in the company exporting premium Scottish smoked salmon to some of the world’s leading hotels and restaurants.
Last year Lossie Seafoods sold to almost 100 customers in 24 countries, with the company also developing new markets for its Scottish smoked salmon in Russia and China.
Associated Seafoods Ltd (ASL) acquired Lossie Seafoods in the summer of 2011 along with neighboring shellfish processor Moray Seafoods, also based in Buckie. Last year, Glenlsla Shellfish was also brought under the ASL umbrella. The team at ASL consists of some of Scotland’s leading seafood experts who are dedicated to quality and growing the business.
Under the current development programme, ASL is upgrading its existing Moray Seafoods processing site on the quayside in Buckie in a move that will also enable Lossie Seafoods’ smoked salmon business to integrate into the facility and operate under one roof. In essence, it will create a state-of-the-art seafood production facility that will enable the company to broaden its product portfolio and develop new value-added shellfish and smoked salmon products.
As is the case with the smoked salmon, the shellfish side of the business concentrates primarily on export to countries and areas such as Spain, France, Italy, Croatia and the Middle East. The company sees there being a natural fit between quality Scottish shellfish and smoked salmon, which it anticipates will result in a further boost in overall export sales.
The new processing facility development certainly represents a significant economic boost for Buckie that will help maintain the town’s strong fishing heritage and provide the community with the opportunity to look forward with real confidence.As you visit ‘Lossie Seafoods’, you may find interest in following listings . . .