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About Us

Caithness Smokehouse is an award-winning cottage industry run by John and Christine. Together we are committed to the production of an excellent range of gourmet-smoked products.

We use only the highest quality fish, meat, cheese and seafood, locally sourced from sustainable supplies. Our aim is to provide only the finest quality smoked food for today’s discerning market.

Passion and dedication have been essential elements of our success in achieving the delicate balance of flavors unique to Caithness Smokehouse produce. This has resulted in the development of a delicious range of wonderful smoked delicacies, which now enhance menus in hotels and restaurants throughout the North of Scotland.

Our proximity to the port of Scrabster, allows us to source the freshest and finest quality white fish, mussels and scallops.

We source our award-winning Scottish salmon from the cold clear waters off the West coast of Sutherland, where a unique low-volume, sustainable system produces lean, fit, fish of exceptional quality. No less a seafood authority than Rick Stein described Loch Duart salmon as “the closest I have ever seen to wild salmon.” Stein is one of many great chefs such as Raymond Blanc and Corey Lee who source the salmon for their restaurants from Loch Duart.

We are constantly developing our product range and hope to add more delicacies in the following months. Check in often, for the latest news.

Where to find us

Caithness Smokehouse is the most northerly smokehouse on mainland Britain. We are a short distance from Dunnet Head, which is the most northerly point on the mainland and just a few miles from John O’ Groats. Taking the A836 from Thurso heading to John O'Groats, pass through the villages of Castletown and Dunnet, continue until you reach the crossroads with " Ham " to the left and " Barrock " to the right. Taking the right turn to Barrock, continue up the hill until you arrive at an old church on the right, follow the sign posts.

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