Creelers Smoked Products is located in Skipness, a small village at the top of the Kinytre Peninsula. Creelers produces top quality luxury Scottish Smoked Salmon and Hot Smoked Salmon as well as Loch Fyne Kippers and Smoked Fish Pate all produced in small batches in our artisan smokehouses. They also produce Smoked Duck and Smoked Venison.
The business was established in 1990 on the Isle of Arran. Their new smokehouse, at Skipness on the Kintyre peninsula, was opened in 2016. he salmon that Creelers Smoked Products uses are sourced from Loch Duart, an independent fish farm situated in North West Scotland; which has a sustainable salmon policy and is a leading member of the freedom food organisation. The fish are reared in larger than usual pens at, consequently, lower than average stocking densities.
Creelers Smoked Products are either wet brined in sea salt or, in the case of the salmon, dry salted using a mixture of sea salt and dark brown sugar and left for a longer period than most commercial smokeries before being placed in the kiln.
Skipness point is a rugged stretch of coastline overlooking the Kilbrannan Sound a few miles from Arran. The company gets its name ‘Creelers from the “creel” – a traditional wickerwork cage used for laying on the seabed to catch lobster, crab and langoustine.
“From our online shop you can select from our range of individual packs and multiple purchase savings sent directly to your door or to the foodies in your life with guaranteed delivery. For special occasions why not choose a gift pack or hamper to send to friends and family. A gift of these carefully crafted, small batch, responsibly sourced products is a perfect way to show you care, suitable for any occasion and at any time of year.
Tim from Creelers can be seen at Edinburgh Farmers Market on most Saturday mornings throughout the year, where a large selection of seafood, shellfish and our own smoked products can be obtained.”
Editor’s Note: Creelers also operate several excellent seafood restaurant – see our Restaurant directory.