Media Release: Seafood in Schools at the Royal Highland Show

SEAFOOD Scotland’s exciting Seafood in Schools programme is appearing at the Royal Highland Show this week, hosting workshops in the Royal Highland Education Trust’s Children’s Discovery Centre.

On Thursday 19th and Friday 20th June, school parties are booked to undertake 40 minute interactive, ‘incredible edibles’ workshops following the journey of trout and haddock from loch and sea to plate.

The workshops include a ‘fun facts and figures’ briefing, a tasting session, and a ‘Mastermind’ inspired quiz to test what the children have learned!

The programme has attracted interest from BBC Landward, who will be filming one of the workshops to include in their round-up of activity at the Show.

On Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd June, Seafood in Schools is running open sessions for children and parents, featuring a display cabinet of seafood and a ‘Come Dine with Me’ tasting session hosted by Fish for Health.

Here, visitors will learn why seafood is especially good for our health, and be invited to try species high in Omega 3, including salmon, trout, mussels, crab, herring and mackerel.

“We will also be demonstrating how to make simple store-cupboard dishes like smoked mackerel pate, which is a firm favourite with children and adults,” said Fish for Health’s Catriona Frankitti.

Seafood in Schools is grateful to all their seafood sponsors, for helping to make the event possible, including Welch’s Fishmongers in Leith, Marine Harvest, Howietoun Fisheries, Dawnfresh, Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group, RR Spinks, Dawnfresh, Daniel’s Sweet Herring, International Fish Canners, NorSea and Nairn’s Oatcakes.


For further information, please contact Nicki Holmyard on 07711 272637 or

  • Seafood Scotland works throughout the supply chain to promote, market and develop responsibly and sustainably caught Scottish seafood.  Seafood Scotland is the delivery partner for Seafish in Scotland.
  • Seafood in Schools is a project that aims to teach children about Scottish seafood; where it comes from, how it reaches our plates, and why eating seafood is good for us.  It is funded by Scottish Government, Seafish, Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation, the Scottish Fishermen’s Trust and the Scottish Whitefish Producers’ Association, and also relies on in-kind contributions and involvement by the fishing and aquaculture industries.

For more information please contact: Nicki Holmyard, SiS manager on 0771 127 2637 or visit:

  • Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (SSPO) is at the centre of salmon farming’s industry-wide initiatives and public communication, acting as a trusted source of information, a strong industry voice and a focus through which industry leadership and objectives can be channelled.

Set up in 2006 as an industry organisation for Scottish salmon farming, SSPO encompasses over 95 per cent of the tonnage of Scottish salmon production and all members participate in the Code of Good Practice for Scottish Finfish Aquaculture. The organisation plays a central role in representing the industry on political, regulatory, media and technical issues in Scotland, the UK, EU and internationally.

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