Bannerman Seafoods was formed in the 1960’s by Robert and Iain Bannerman at Tain in Easter Ross and in its initial stages, the business employed 3 staff, processing prawn tails which had been landed at ports on the west coast of Scotland.

The business grew steadily and, two years after its formation, Bannerman Seafoods installed a breading line for prawn tails.

In the late 1960’s, the business installed continuous freezing equipment which allowed it to produce Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) products.

Growth continued in Bannerman Seafoods, with significant investment being made in early 1983, when the company constructed a new 2,000sq m facility on land adjoining its existing small production unit. This new building incorporated processing areas, chill stores and a cold store. At the same time semi-automatic continuous freezing equipment was purchased and installed, allowing the business to increase production capacity and enhance efficiency/productivity.

Raw Materials

Bannerman Seafoods continued to grow, specialising in the processing of prawn tails into peeled frozen and breaded products, based on the quality raw materials sourced from ports along the west and north coast of Scotland as well as on the islands including Gairloch, Ullapool and Skye. The business acquired significant volumes of prawn tails at the Lochinver Fish market, before it ceased operation.

Bannerman seafoods also purchases prawn tails from langoustine processors including Keltic Seafare, Celtic Seafoods, Sutherland Game and Laeso Seafoods.

The tails are then transferred to the Tain facility where they are offloaded, washed, checked for quality, weighed and then processed.

Processes/Finished Products

The quality Scottish prawn tails are removed from the shells using an off-shell peeler or by using a water jet system. Following this, the tails are either individually quick frozen in trays, or breaded. On average, the business produces 65% of its product in frozen breaded form, with 35% as frozen peeled prawn tails.

Markets

Bannerman Seafoods sells it top quality breaded and frozen tails to a wide range of long established customers in the export market.  These outlets are based in France, Spain, Greece and the USA. The company is currently opening up new markets in Croatia for peeled frozen scampi through a Germany based distributor.

Our Products

Highland Breaded Gourmet Scampi

Highland Breaded Gourmet Scampi

A high quality breaded scampi made with a single wholetail.

Pack sizes available
10x454g (equivalent 1lb)
20x454g (equivalent 1lb)

Highland Premium Breaded Scampi

Highland Premium Breaded Scampi

A high quality scampi made with wholetail langoustines.

Pack sizes available
10x400g
20x400g
10x454g (equivalent 1lb)
20x454g (equivalent 1lb)

Highland Breaded Scampi

Highland Breaded Scampi

A high quality wholetail scampi.

Pack sizes available
10x454g (equivalent 1lb)
20x454g (equivalent 1lb)

Highland Peeled Scampi

Highland Peeled Scampi

Plain peeled wholetail langoustine.

Pack sizes available
10x454g (equivalent 1lb)
20x454g (equivalent 1lb)

Cooked & Peeled Scottish Prawns

Cooked & Peeled Scottish Prawns

Cooked & peeled deepwater Scottish prawns.

Pack sizes available
10x400g
20x400g

Breaded Haddock

Breaded Haddock

Pack sizes available
24x140-170g (equivalent 5-6oz)
18x170-200g (equivalent 6-7oz)

Plain Haddock

Plain Haddock

Pack sizes available
10lb box 200-230g (equivalent 7-8oz)

Meet Our Team

Robert Bannerman

Robert Bannerman

Director

01862 892322
bannerman.seafoods@gmail.com

Ross Bannerman

Ross Bannerman

Director

01862 892322
bannerman.seafoods@gmail.com

Bannerman Shop

Get in Touch

Full contact details are given on the Contact Page.

Find Us

The Burgage, Tain, Ross-shire, IV19 1BW

Telephone Us

Tel: 01862 892322
Fax: 01862 892812

Email Us

bannerman.transport@gmail.com
bannerman.seafoods@gmail.com

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