Aberdeenshire family fish business, Downies of Whitehills, has become the latest local supplier to sign a new deal with Scotmid – Scotland’s largest independent co-operative.
The fish supplier and processing business, which can trace its history back to the 1870s, will be listing its fresh Cullen Skink Soup in all Scotmid stores in the North East of Scotland and selected branches across the country. Downies’ award winning Cullen Skink Soup is made with the finest naturally smoked Scottish haddock and local milk, cream and potatoes.
Based in the small village of Whitehills overlooking the Moray Firth, Downies buys the pick of the catch from local fish markets in places such as Fraserburgh and Peterhead for selling and processing. The business supplies fresh Scottish fish, frozen fish, naturally smoked fish, and fish products including soup, pies and bridies, and also exports to Canada.
Alan Downie, Managing Partner of Downies of Whitehills said: “Our business has been in the same family for five generations and we are still a family run business after all of these years. We’ve always been in Whitehills, where some of the best fish in the world is right on our doorstep.”
He added: “Our new partnership with Scotmid means a lot and we are very pleased to be listing our award winning Cullen Skink in their stores. We are well known for our soup up in this neck of the woods and hopefully the rest of Scotland will get to discover our products with Scotmid.”
Stephen Brown, Local Sourcing Manager for Scotmid Co-operative said: “We are delighted to welcome Downies of Whitehills as one of our new local suppliers. They are a well-known family business in the North East with a terrific story behind them and it is a privilege to be working with them. We’re sure that our customers will enjoy their delicious Cullen Skink Soup and we’re looking forward to developing our partnership further over the coming months.”
Downies of Whitehills Cullen Skink Soup is now on sale for £1.99 at all Scotmid stores in the North East and selected stores across the rest of Scotland.