About our family business

We are currently in our 100th anniversary year, with the 5th generation of our family working in the business. We have supplied and delivered to businesses and the public throughout East and Midlothian during this time, but have taken the decision to focus primarily on retail.

We deliver and supply fresh fish to members of the public from Monday to Saturday.

Our family business (now in its fourth generation) is run by John, Neil and Pamela has been trading since 1921, supplying all types of fish, smoked fish, seafood and shellfish (fresh and frozen). See more about where our fish come from. Our speciality is our own superb oak-smoked salmon and our very own smoked haddock (dyed and undyed), smoked on the premises.

Van deliveries

Our vans deliver throughout East Lothian on Tuesday – Friday 8.30am – 3.45pm and Saturday 8.30am – 12.30pm.

We also deliver to parts of Midlothian between Tuesday and Friday 8.30am – 3.45pm.

Contact us on 01875 811301 for any orders or deliveries.

More information on our deliveries

Shop opening hours

Monday – 8.00am–1.00pm
Tuesday – Friday – 8.00am–4.30pm
Saturday – 8.30am–1.00pm

A brief history of the family business

James Dickson (1877-1952), was a Chief Skipper and later promoted to Commander Auxiliary Patrol in the Royal Naval Reserves (from 1915-1920) and commanded a number of heavy trawlers / minesweepers (The Olive Leaf, White Oak, Valiant II, HMS Pekin and La Parisienne). Upon being demobilized he purchased a trawler named the Undertow in 1921 and went to sea until he sold this in 1924 and started up the family fish processing business near Cockenzie Old Harbour.

His son John Dickson senior went to work for him and in later years his son James Dickson (1933-2011) joined the business, which has now been passed on to the present generation of the family. John, Neil, Pamela and mum Marion are presently involved in running the business.