Five great places to buy fresh seafood in Glasgow

Looking to buy the freshest Scottish seafood in Glasgow? Here's our pick of the best places to go:

Published 18th May 2015
Updated 19 th May 2015

1. Glasgow's Fish Plaice, Glasgow Cross

Despite the use of punnery and interesting chalkboards, this place (plaice?) couldn't get more serious about fish. Based at Glasgow Cross, the Fish Plaice has been selling fish for just over four decades and is a Glasgow institution, there's few better places to get some fresh fish and even fresher patter.


Selling everything from the freshest lobster, monkfish and scallops you'll be spoiled for choice. Best of all they also carry a selection of fruit and seasonal game so you might just find yourself making weekly trips to the Fish Plaice.

Fish plaice

Glasgow's Fish Plaice

1 St. Andrews St, Glasgow G1 5PB

2. The Fish people 

A family grown, local business, the Fish People is based next to Shield Road underground. Opened in the year 2000, on the site of a previously established fish market, the Fish People bring together decades of experience.

Fish people

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Serving clients all over Scotland, the Fish People offer some of the freshest Scottish seafood available anywhere. Best of all they have a wonderful cafe right next door, so if seeing all the wonderful produce makes you hungry, you can always pop next door and sample the produce before you buy!

The Fish People Cafe. Picture: FPC

The Fish People Cafe. Picture: FPC

The Fish People

350 Scotland Street, Glasgow, G5 8QF

3. MacCallums of Troon

A veritable gold mine of the freshest fish and seafood, MacCallums of Troon have great staff who are always available to help out with advice, suggestions or even just a friendly chat.

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The MacCallum brothers have been in the business for 30 years and not only provide the best Scottish produce but also fish and seafood from further afield too.

MacCallums of Troon

71 Houldsworth Street, Glasgow, G3 8ED

4. Bernard Corrigan

Founded in 1949, Bernard Corrigan has been based at several different sites across the city, including the original fish market on the banks of the River Clyde and now has sites at both Howard Street in the city and Byres Road in Glasgow's trendy west end.

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Smoked kippers. Picture: Corrigans

Smoked kippers. Picture: Corrigans

Offering the freshest produce sourced directly from Scotland’s coastal fishing ports as well as the Shetland and Hebridean Isles. Corrigan's offers everything from the traditional - Haddock, Whiting, Cod and Salmon - to the more unusual such as John Dory, Swordfish and Sea Bream. They also offer to source more exotic fish should you require them.

Bernard Corrigan

184-200 Howard Street, City Centre, Glasgow

188 Byres Road, Glasgow

5. The Scottish Fishmonger

If you are looking for the freshest fish possible then this might be the best place, via their auctions you can actually bid for the fish as it's being caught. 


Sourcing their fish and shellfish whole from day boats on the west coast of Scotland and direct from the Lerwick and Peterhead markets ensures that they only buy from boats that have been to sea for under three days.

With great service and produce and serving everyone from Michelin star chefs to one off customers, the Scottish Fishmongers sell some the best Scottish seafood as the best prices.

The Scottish Fishmonger

Unit 3, M8 Food Park, Keppochhill Place, Glasgow G21 1HS

Can't be bothered to buy and cook your own? Why not try some of Glasgow's best seafood restaurants?

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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