35lb blue fin Tuna landed

David And Trevor The Tuna

Mary D Handling caught a 35lb blue fin tuna of Torsby / Wales this morning. The fresh tuna fish is heading up to Armstrong’s. Come into the shop from Wednesday 11th to see the catch.

Christmas Hours

Armstrongs Famous Salmon

Christmas shop hours at Armstrong’s are as follows and include orders pickup. Our opening hours are: Saturday 21st December: 7am – 5pm Sunday 22nd December: 8am – 2pm (Order Pickup) Monday 23rd December: 8.30am – 5.30pm (Order Pickup) Tuesday 24th December: 8.30am – 4pm

Armstrong’s Cooling Bag

Armstrongs Cooling Bag

We have a great cooling bag in the shop that is useful for keeping food cool during the summer. Large enough to fit a large salmon or 12 cans of beer. Dimensions as follows: 35cm Long * 20cm Wide * 25cm Depth Cost: £4 Purchase: Enquire in shop or via the contact page

Sir Chris Hoy visits Armstrong’s

Chris Hoy Visits Armstrongs

A visit on thursday by one of Edinburgh’s finest, Sir Chris Hoy, six time Olympic gold medalist.

Taking time to have his photo taken with camera shy Gary and bike fanatic David. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to find out the latest news from Armstrong’s.

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Fresh Langoustines

Armstrongs Langoustines

Fresh from the West Coast of Scotland and now available in store these beautiful shellfish would make the centre piece in any recipe. Be it in a retro Prawn Cocktail or with a sophisticated saffron and shallot sauce our langoustines will not disappoint. [videojs_video url=”/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/langoustines.mp4″]

house smoked cod roe

Cod Roe At Armstrongs

Try some of our famous in house smoked cod roe,a culinary delight. Taramasalata or taramosalata (Greek: ταραμοσαλάτα, from taramas, ‘fish roe’ and salata, ‘salad’ Turkish, tarama. Meaning: From Italian: insalata “salad” A Greek meze made from tarama, the salted and cured roe of the cod, carp, or grey mullet (bottarga) mixed with olive oil, lemon … Read more

Raffle Prize Winners

Armstrongs Ally Hogg Peter

The Armstrong’s annual Christmas raffle took place on Saturday the 15th which raised a creditable £800 for Marie Curie. Ally Hogg a Stockbridge customer for 30 years or more pulled the winners out of the raffle bucket. The winners were: First Place: Ian Macdonald Second Place: Jon Alstead Third Place: Tolga Egerci Fourth Place: Colin … Read more

Christmas Raffle

Marie Curie Logo Christmas Raffle

Armstrong’s are holding their annual christmas raffle in aid of Marie Curie on the 15th of December. Please support our raffle by buying a ticket from the shop. All money will be donated towards Marie Curie. Tickets cost £1. This year we have even bigger fishy prizes with the winner receiving a  £140 seafood voucher. … Read more

Christmas Orders Being Taken

Salmon Header

Dare we say the word but Christmas orders for Wild Smoked Salmon (everybody loves it but due to limited stocks around 60 sides) are being taken. We sell out every year and it’s a first come first served basis in place so order now to avoid disappointment. Enjoy the special flavours of our Wild Smoked … Read more

Smoked haddock, poached eggs and crushed potatoes

Smoked Haddock Egg

Begin by placing the new potatoes into a pan and covering with water. Bring to the boil over a medium heat, cooking for 12–15 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through and break apart slightly when crushed with a fork Meanwhile, make the beurre blanc by adding the white wine, chopped shallot, peppercorns and … Read more

The Times

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.

The Scotsman

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 … Read more


Nominated as a Local Hero 2007. Thanks to everyone who voted for us on the UKTV web site, we appreciate it.

The Independent

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.

Evening News

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.

Scotland On Sunday

“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 … Read more