Daily local landings of white fish including cod and haddock, along with seasonal catches of whiting, mackerel and squid ensure that there is something for everyone at The Shellfish Shack.


The Leadbetter family have been involved in the fishing industry for over 35 years. David Snr started the business with a small creel boat working from Millport, Isle of Cumbrae on the west coast of Scotland landing lobster, crab and langoustine.

3 decades later our family has grown, along with our business. We now have 3 fishing vessels based at Pittenweem, fife just along the coast from the Shellfish Shack.
David Jnr skippers the latest addition to our fleet – Inga Ness K501, and along with Our Maria OB150 skippered by local lad Finlay Innes these 2 boats are involved in a Scottish Government/Marine Scotland scientific trial for the hand harvesting of razor clams. Our third vessel, Maxine ML129 fishes locally for langoustine.
Rhona, the youngest member of the family manages the Shellfish Shack, while mum Ailsa deals with the accounts and admin.

Shellfish and seafood in general is something that is at the heart of our family and that we are passionate about – we are proud to be working together as a small part of the Scottish fishing industry, bringing the freshest seafood to visitors and locals alike in this beautiful corner of Scotland.


At the shack we provide only the freshest seafood Scotland has to offer.
With our crab, lobster, razor clams and langoustines being landed daily by local boats direct to the shack we can guarantee quality and freshness.


We pride ourselves on locally sourcing as many of our products at possible.

All of the Crab, Lobster, Langoustine and Razors are landed daily at Pittenweem Harbour, just a couple of miles away.

There can be nothing fresher than live shellfish straight from the boat to the Shack!

Alba Smokehouse in Oban supply us with the very best quality Smoked Salmon and Salmon products, including delicious Pates, Fishcakes and wonderful Hot Smoked Salmon.

Our bread & baguettes are supplied by the local artisan bakery G & H Barnett and our white fish supplier is G J Wilson’s of St Monans.