Is there a minimum order size?
No, you can buy as little, or as much, as you like! However orders over £60 are delivered free of charge.
How do I place an order?
Orders can be placed online via the ‘Online Shop’ area on this website. Alternatively you can phone us, fax us, send us email or mail. For more information see ‘ Order from us’ are on our website.
How do I pay for my order?
The quick & easy way to do your payment is to pay online. Our shop operates under a secure server ensuring your details are safe. As soon as we have processed your order, your credit card details are deleted from our records.
However if you don’t feel comfortable about online payments, you can send us a cheque, once your order has been accepted.
Where do you deliver?
Standard next day delivery includes UK mainland and Isle of Skye. For all other destinations we need to check delivery dates & charges, so please free to contact us.
When do you deliver?
For your convenience we deliver salmon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 9am – 6pm.
Who will deliver my parcel?
We use TNT, our overnight courier service.
How long does delivery take?
We despatch your parcel in the evening for next day delivery. Your parcel will be delivered within 24 hours!
How will my fish keep cool enough in transit?
Our salmon deliveries are made in ice boxes containing ice strips to ensure the fish stay in refrigerated temperatures during transit.
I live in the middle of nowhere. How will the delivery driver ever find me?
Our courier, TNT will locate your property using your postcode. As long as this is correct, the driver will have no problem finding where you are. We do also require your telephone number so you can be contacted by driver if necessary.
Will the courier ‘leave safe’ my parcel if I’m not in?
It is preferable for you to be in to receive delivery as our couriers, TNT, do prefer a signature. However, if you fill in the ‘special instructions’ box on the checkout page with where the courier can leave your parcel, this will be passed on to the driver.
For your convenience we can also deliver to your business address.
I live quite close to you. Can I come to collect my salmon?
You can collect your salmon from our processing station in Dingwall but you still need to order in advance. Please call us on 01667 455222 for further details.
Can you deliver to a different address as a gift?
Yes, we can. All you need to do is supply us with your details for payment purposes and then details of the address which you would like the order to be delivered to. If you are sending the parcel as a gift we can include a gift card and any message you request. We do advise you to ensure that someone will be available to collect the parcel at the delivery address.
What makes Freedom Food salmon different from other salmon?
Freedom Food is the only welfare focused label for fish in the UK and it requires producers to be approved to standards developed by the RSPCA. The RSPCA makes sure salmon have more space to swim and live in better conditions – fish are generally leaner, fitter and happier. And happy salmon tastes much better!
What do you mean by fresh fish?
When we say FRESH we mean that our fish has never been frozen and it has not been hanging around the warehouse. We can deliver from sea to plate in 24 hours!
I want to buy the whole fish. How do I fillet it?
Use an 8-10 inch very sharp and flexible knife. Cut the head and all the fins off. Remove guts from the belly cavity. With the stomach opening towards you if you are right handedand with the hear to the right. Find the back bone at head end of the fish and start cutting towards the tail using the back bone as a guide. Cut through the rib bones until you reach the tail. Turn the carcass over and do the same to the other fillet. Now you should have two fillets with the rib bones attached. Take the right side fillet and turn the belly towards you. With the ice pick stab the fillet above the rib bones and towards the head end of the fillet. Take your knife and cut a line under the rib bones; but as you do, lift up with your knife tip using the under side of the bones as a guide. Continue to slice towards the tail until the bones come off. Repeat for the other side. You should recover about 50% to 55% from a whole fish.
Is your salmon suitable for home freezing?
Yes. While you cannot beat the taste and texture of really fresh fish, our fish freezes exceptionally well and with little discernable loss of quality. Well wrapped salmon will freeze up to 2 months in a refrigerator and 3 to 4 months in a deep freeze.
How long can I store smoked fish?
Once opened, fresh and vacuum-packaged smoked fish should be consumed within seven days.
What are Omega-3 fatty acids?
Omega -3s, are essential fatty acids that our bodies cannot create without first obtaining them from certain foods. Omega-3s are highly polyunsaturated fatty acids that have been known to lower triglycerides, reduce abnormal heart rhythms, reduce blood pressure and improve blood clotting function. Omega-3s have also shown promise in the prevention and treatment of certain cancers and inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. It has similarly promising results in the ability to relieve depression.
What do I do if something goes wrong?
You can contact us using the feedback/enquiry form located on the ‘Contact Us’ page of this website. Alternatively you can call, fax, mail or email us. We are always interested in your comments and looking for ways to improve our service, so please do get in touch, we look forward to hearing from you.