Associated Seafoods joins in Fishwives walk celebrations

Matt Cardno (ASL), Harry Cross (ASL) & Alex Salmond

Associated Seafoods Ltd donated a superb display of Scottish shellfish and smoked salmon as part of the opening celebrations for the new 'Fishwifes Walk' linking Buckie and Keith.

Throughout the 19th century fishwives would regularly make the 12 mile walk from Buckie carrying up to 40lbs of seafood, which would be bartered for dairy and other farm produce in the Moray farming town of Keith.

First Minister Alex Salmond officially opened the walk at the Buckie and District Fishing Heritage Centre on 9 July in a special celebration event that was organised by the Buckie Regeneration Group. Attractions included fish cookery demonstrations, net making and fish smoking demonstrations, a soup and sweet, food tastings, bouncy castle, music, dance demonstrations, exhibitions and various stalls.

Matt Cardno of ASL said: "It was a brilliant day and the new Fishwives Walk will prove a great attraction for both locals and vistors to the area. The First Minister showed great interest in our seafood display and also the plans ASL has for developing the business to the benefit of the local community."