About us

About us

Applecross Smokehouse is situated on the North Coast 500 route in Kenmore, on the spectacular Applecross coast road, overlooking Loch Torridon and the Torridon Mountains.

We started business as MacIver Shellfish in 1998 selling fresh shellfish and hot smoked salmon from the house, Tigh a' Chracaich, to locals and passing tourists.

Having been hot smoking salmon on a small scale very successfully, we decided, in 2014, to establish Applecross Smokehouse and concentrate on providing a range of smoked seafood and cheeses to gourmet standard.  We no longer provide fresh shellfish but still offer haddock, smoked haddock and scallops.

The first smokehouse building was completed in early 2014 and has been expanded considerably since then.  Although we pride ourselves in using artisan methods, we also use state of the art equipment.


Derrick is passionate about the quality and flavour of his products and has been rewarded for this passion by being awarded various accolades by Great Taste Awards and Highlands & Islands Food and Drink Awards.  When we receive feedback from the online reviews and in the shop it makes the time and effort that goes into the production of the products so worthwhile.

Originally sales, other than internet sales, were made from the kitchen of Tigh a' Chracaich, but in 2017 we built a dedicated sales area adjacent to Tigh a' Chracaich and the smokehouse.smokehouse_and_shop

Everyone who visits the Smokehouse Shop receives a friendly welcome so if you are holidaying in the area, please come in and try our products.  If you are staying in self catering accommodation, you may wish to pick up an order on route to your holiday home, or perhaps later in the week when you are touring about in the area.  Many visitors to the area take some of our produce home with them either for themselves, or as a gift.


Because of the Coronavirus outbreak, the following information no longer applies.  Please see the information on our home page.

If you find yourself in the area please call us (01520 755367), drop in, or send us an email to arrange to pick up your order.  Hopefully we can satisfy all your fishy needs while you are here in the Highlands.

Opening hours for door sales from April to October are:-

Monday and Tuesday       - 10am to 5 pm
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday and Friday - 10am to 5 pm
Saturday - Pick up by arrangement
Sunday  - Pick up by arrangement      

After 5 pm, pick up by arrangement.

Please call us on 01520 755367, or e-mail us beforehand to avoid disappointment.

We look forward to hearing from you or seeing you at the smokehouse.