Fishing has been the food source for Scots for generations and not surprisingly with no place in Scotland being more than two days walk from the sea.
Scotland is a country with a land area of about 30,000 square miles, but a coast complex that it’s length has been measured at more than 6,000 miles. 60% of UK coastline is located in Scotland and the off-shore islands.
Around 790 of the UK’s 1000 islands are located off shore from Scotland – most of these are within three main groups – the Hebrides, the Orkney Islands and the Shetland Islands. There are 291 inhabited islands in the UK, and the most northerly inhabited island is Unst, in the Shetland Islands.
Find out more about the Scottish Fishing Heritage at The Scottish Fisheries Museum, in Anstruther.
Good places to eat fish in Scotland:
- Anstruther Fish Bar, Fife
- Gandolfi Fish, Glasgow
- Captain’s Galley, Scrabster
- Ee-Usk, Oban
- Fisher’s Bistro, Edinburgh
- Summer Isles Foods, Achiltibuie
Source on UK Coastline: http://www.ukcoastguide.co.uk/