Seafood Scotland, the promotional body for the
Scottish Seafood Industry, in conjunction with several major
restaurants in Glasgow, is holding a herring week to promote one of
Scotlands finest and most historic fish.
The herring industry in Scotland goes
back hundreds of years and conjures up images of fish wives at the
quayside, busily packing salted herring into barrels, as part of the
staple diet in Scotland, and for export all over the
This humble fishs revered status amongst
its captors is epitomised by its nickname, the silver darling. Yet
nowadays, Scotlands herring industry has modernised into a hi-tech
global industry, and at this time of year, the quality of fish
caught is at its best. It is for this reason that some of the major
seafood restaurants in Glasgow are holding a herring promotion
between the 4th and 11th of August.
This event is being run as part of the
Scottish Herring Week, organised by Aberdeenshire Council, Seafish
Industry Authority and supported by the Herring Buyers Association.
Not only herring is a delicious fish, with a long tradition in
Scotland, but is a major source of omega three
oils, an essential part of the human diet.
These oils, only available in oily fish,
help prevent heart disease, encourage brain development in unborn
and newly born children, and have been shown to alleviate
inflammatory diseases such as colitis, eczema and
Mussel Inn, Glasgow
Craig Morris, Marketing Officer for
Seafood Scotland stated, Scotland, particularly on its west coast
has a very poor record of heart disease. This is due to several
factors, however a major contributor is a bad diet. If we can
encourage people to eat more herring and oily fish, for the tasty
and nutritious meal that it is, then everybody can gain.
The Promotion is being run by the Mussel
Inn 157 Hope Street St, Roganos Restaurant, Royal Exchange Square,
and the Glasgow Hilton 1 William Street, between the 4th to 11th of
Visitors can be assured of the highest
quality food and service, and herring at discounted prices in
conjunction with this promotion.
Another promotion is planned in October,
this time for Scottish Mussels.