This cherished Edinburgh fishmonger, trading since 1942, wows customers with its spectacular window displays. This cherished Edinburgh fishmonger, trading since 1942, wows customers with its spectacular window displays. Sharks, scallops, swordfish and sea bream glisten behind the glass alongside live langoustines, crab claws, oysters, mussels and whelks.
On 15th July 2017 Armstrong’s took delivery of the largest halibut the shop has seen in its 26-year history.
The fish weighed around 104kg (16 stone) and was caught by the Banff-registered Enterprise fishing boat near Rockall.
Armstrong’s has a history of large halibut catches – in September 2014, a 51kg halibut was landed by the Enterprise II in Kinlochbervie.
The shop has also taken delivery of a 63kg halibut, caught in the North Atlantic and landed at Peterhead by the Sudringon.
Named one of the 50 Best Food Shops in Britain from this well known paper. They must have tried our famous smoked Salmon or one of our exotic fish regularly found in the shop.
David Shand and Gary Huckle from Armstrong’s of Stockbridge show off their catch of the day – an eight-stone Atlantic halibut.
The giant fish was hooked by the crew of Enterprise II in the Butt of Lewis and landed in Kinlochbervie.
“The new shop was reopened in September. Customers were once again queuing around the shop in all weathers to buy some of the freshest fish around.
Instead of the old fashioned interior, the shop now has a stainless-steel ice machine, fridges and freezers, and of course a brand new smoker to smoke everything from traditional Finnan haddock to salmon (hot or cold smoked), mussels and scallops.