At the Anchorage, we are committed to using as locally-sourced produce as possible. Located in the heart of the Outer Hebrides, we pride ourselves on sourcing the freshest seafood our island has to offer, with local fishermen landing their catch right on our doorstep! We have a long-standing relationship with one of the island’s finest butchers who delivers to us quality, traceable meats week after week from sustainable Highland and Island farms. Anything that can’t be sourced in the Western Isles is, where possible, brought in from other areas of Scotland. In addition to our culinary offerings, we also love to showcase the best of what Scotland has to offer in our bar. We have an extensive range of malt whiskies and gins, including the now world-famous Harris gin! And in 2019 we will stock the long-awaited Harris whisky.
Here is a list of our suppliers along with a little bit of information about them and their fantastic products and produce. We are proud to have these people at the centre of the Anchorage’s daily operation and it only seems right to let everyone else know about them, too!
If you would like to be one of our Island or Scottish suppliers, please contact us as we are always interested in what wonders are available in Scotland and on the Islands.
WJ MacDonald | 5 Francis Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Tel: 01851 702077
W J MacDonald Butcher is one of the oldest family run establishments in Stornoway serving quality goods to the local community since 1931. They supply us with the majority of our meat and they have been making the world-famous Stornoway black pudding for over 70 years!
Williamsons | 5 Francis Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Tel: 01851 702077
Williamsons are our fresh fruit, vegetables & general produce wholesaler. They are Stornoway-based and all our orders are delivered weekly to our door by their van. Williamsons sources produce from Inverness and the Edinburgh markets and in some cases from the London markets.
Donald Norman MacLean, Fisherman | Leverburgh Pier, Isle of Harris
Donald Norman has been fishing out of Leverburgh since he was a young boy. As with so many in the industry, it’s not so much a job for him, but a way of life. Donald Norman works his boat “Harmony” single handed and fishes for langoustine in the Minch (the stretch of water between Harris and Skye). In the summer time, he is hit with a common ailment amongst fishermen, which is known as “lobster fever” and he can be found shooting creels along the stunning west coast of Harris, in search of these blue beauties! Donald Norman’s catch is landed just a stone’s throw away from our door! He keeps the lobsters in the sea for us so we only cook them live from the water.
Neil MacAulay, Fisherman | Leverburgh Pier, Isle of Harris
Neil is another of Leverburgh’s fishermen who has been fishing for many years. He and his crewman, along with their boat the Carmisa II, fish for langoustine in the Minch. These creel-caught gems, are included in our most popular dishes, like to live in the deep, muddy ground on the east side of the island. We’re lucky to have Neil deliver them straight from the sea to our door on a daily basis if we need them – you can’t ask for a better service than that!
Seas the Catch | Leverburgh, Isle of Harris. Tel: 07793 949559,
Web: www.seasthecatch.co.uk Email: email@example.com
'Seas the Catch' is a family business co-owned by Neil MacLean and his two cousins, Stewart and Iain MacLean. Between them, they have many years’ experience in the fishing industry and all three come from fishing families. Neil is the son of DN (see above). Seas the Catch supply and promote sustainable, creel-caught Hebridean shellfish and fish to various establishments in the Highlands and Islands and we are pleased that they are now operating from just metres from our kitchen so freshness is totally guaranteed.
Kallin Shellfish| 8 Kallin, Grimsay, North Uist, HS6 5HY.
Tel: 01870 603258 Web: www.namaraseafoods.co.uk
Kallin Shellfish are a small, family-run seafood processing company, located in the Isle of North Uist, just across the water from us. The company own a few fishing vessels and take fresh catch on a daily basis from several other local boats fishing the waters around Harris and Uists. Kallin Shellfish process and sell a large variety of shellfish, including some delicious scallops and crab meat which are a hugely popular with our customers.
Islander Shellfish | Cromwell St Quay, Stornoway Harbour, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.
Tel: 01851 706772
Islander Shellfish are suppliers of fresh, local fish, shellfish and seafood. Much of the white fish on our menu comes from they harbour-side shop in Stornoway, where catch is landed daily from a handful of well-established fishermen fishing out of Stornoway harbour.
MustHeb | 10 Glen Kyles, Leverburgh, Isle of Harris.
Web: www.hebrideanmustard.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heike Winter is the owner of MustHeb, Leverburgh’s very own artisan mustard. Made from organic ingredients, at her home in the Glen, Heike produces various mustards and flavoured salts. She also bakes the most delicious loaves. We are proud to support a small, local business like MustHeb by featuring its products on our menu. Heike’s products can also be found for sale in her honesty hut, by the roadside, at her house.
Isle of Harris Distillers Ltd | Tarbert, Isle of Harris, HS3 3DJ.
Tel: 01859 502212 Web: www.harrisdistillery.com Email: email@example.com
The Isle of Harris Distillery opened its doors in 2015. Built primarily to distil Harris’ very own Whisky, known as the “Hearach”, whilst the whisky matures, the Distillery have been busy producing Isle of Harris Gin. The success of this venture, its contribution to island life, and the significance of the brand has far surpassed all expectation. Isle of Harris gin can be found on our drinks and cocktails lists , and we are looking forward to giving the “Hearach” pride of place on our Whisky list, when the time is right!
Cress & Co| Dumfermline, Fife.
Tel: 0845 6431330 Web: www.thecressco.co.uk
Cress distribute ambient and fresh speciality, artisan foods across the UK from their base near Edinburgh. The company started in 2004 working with five or six Scottish fine food manufacturers who were looking for better distribution throughout Scotland. They are members of the Guild of Fine Foods and Farma and are keen to support both independent manufacturers and retailers. We are delighted they were voted top distributor by the members of the Guild of Fine food.
Grillburger | Inaclete Road, Stornoway HS1 2RB. Tel: 01851 702401
Isle of Lewis based distributor of dry, fresh and frozen products sourced from Scotland and across the UK and Europe. A long-established Island run family business who supply many of the food outlets in the Outer Hebrides with a range of products from flour & sugar to soft drinks and confectionary.
Sutherland Brothers | Wick, Caithness, KW1 4QS. Tel: 01955 605070
Sutherland Brothers Ltd was established in Wick in 1892 as a grocer shop by brothers Donald and Findlay Sutherland. It was situated in the High Street and was one of many traditional grocer shops in the busy market town, which was also a bustling herring port in the throes of a fishing boom. The fortunes of the business waxed and waned through two World Wars but remained basically unchanged. Donald's son George took over the business after World War 2 and acquired part of a nearby store, from which wholesaling to other smaller shops began. By 1960 sales had increased and a 5,000 sq ft building on the other side of town was purchased and wholesaling began. The shop closed in 1990 and the wholesale business continues to expand at its current location. They pride themselves on their green credentials sourcing local products, minimising waste, proactively recycling whilst generating their own power. We buy our spirits, liquers and some craft ciders from them.
Roast and Post | South Glos. BS35 4AE Tel: 01454 417147
A family run business with a passion for delicious, great tasting coffee. Their aim is to provide the very finest quality coffee, with the widest range which they freshly roast and then deliver directly the day after they’ve roasted it! They select only the finest beans which are sourced on quality not price. Their Master Roaster is undoubtedly the most important part of the business. They are really lucky to have his vast experience and expertise and believe he is the most experienced and skilled roaster in the U.K. Their Master Roaster makes regular visits to different countries across the globe, visiting farms and tasting the coffee at source so we can be assured that we are buying only the finest coffee available for our own customers right here in the Hebrides.
Eteaket Teas | 41 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EP. Tel : 0131 226 2982
Leaf tea experts Eteaket was started in 2008 when ex-lawyer, Erica Moore, had a moment of clarity and realised she wanted to do something more fulfilling with her life. It was founded on a belief that we are all born to chase our dreams and find our passion. Erica had a passion for the power of proper leaf tea to make the everyday better through allowing people to connect and create moments. In every part of the world, tea has the ability to create a gentle yet vibrant atmosphere that brings people together and inspires them to live their best life seeking health and happiness. Edinburgh based they now have an online speciality tea store with a Concept Store, Tea Room and a thriving Wholesale Service. Try our selection of teas from this interesting Scottish company.
Town and Country| Perth Trading Estate, Montrose Avenue, Slough SL1 4XX
Tel: 0845 672 8000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1984 by David & Judy Lyell, Town & Country Fine Foods is still a family owned and operated business. It has grown to become an established national supplier of premium products in the UK with over 1200 quality products for restaurants, banqueting & hospitality professionals. The early years began with the supply of After Dinner Mints from one British supplier and now their collection includes an extensive range of quality premium products sourced from the UK and around the world from leading suppliers and speciality brands that offer the best in class such as La Rose Noire, Laederach, Hug, Felchlin and Michel Cluizel. We use a small range of ingredients such as fruit coulis, chocolates and chocolate decorations for some of our desserts to give them an extra special something!