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Colstoun Cookery School Scotland

Alison Henderson, freelance forager, recipe developer and cookery school teacher at Colstoun Cookery School recently held a Fish & Seafood course for her students.

Colstoun Cookery School Scotland offer a range of day long cookery courses, aimed at students of all abilities who want to learn how to make delicious food. They use only locally sourced ingredients (where possible) from East Lothian and pride themselves on being the greenest cookery school in Scotland. Using renewable heat and LED lighting to composting all of their food waste, they aim to be as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible.

In their very first year, Colstoun Cookery School won the Scottish Rural Award for Best Start Up and in 2018 we were finalists in the Rural Education category. They’ve taught thousands of students from many varying levels of expertise, from absolute beginners through to the team of a Michelin Star restaurant.

Their doors are open to students of all abilities, all they ask is that you have a desire to learn.

Supplying fresh mackerel

She was on the lookout for fresh mackerel, so that her students could learn how to fillet and pinbone them and we were only happy to oblige, supplying them with 10 of the finest whole fresh mackerel.


Alison was delighted to report back that the course was a success and the mackerel went down a treat with the students. Cooking them on the BBQ on a typical Scottish day in the rain.

Supplying fresh rainbow trout

We also supplied the school with fresh rainbow trout, which Alison and her team prepared by salting and brining, to create their own hot smoked trout to be used in a seasonal salad.

You can view a live stream of the rainbow trout being brined and smoked on their Facebook page.

Alison was very complimentary about the service and freshness of the fish, saying “Only delighted to support such an amazing local business! The fish and service, beyond compare. Thank you all!”

We look forward to supplying Alison and the cookery school again in the near future and if anyone is interested in honing their fish preparation and cooking skills, they will be holding this course again in 2019. You can book now by visiting their website.

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