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Our Story

Our Heritage

John Vallance is the oldest owner-operated wholesale company in Scotland, with a strong tradition of building successful relationships with both customers and suppliers. Since 1890, we’ve forged a wide-ranging network of connections throughout the Scottish Seafood industry, enabling us to offer a unique catalogue of the freshest seafood our shores have to offer.

Our Premises

We have recently moved into the new custom-built Glasgow Fish Market, designed to meet increasing demand. Our premises offers a large pallet freezer capacity, cool rooms, packaging rooms and dry goods space to facilitate the high volume production and packaging necessary for our extensive distribution network.

Our Service

Our team works around the clock to ensure each customer gets the best quality product – and the best service. We are committed to offering our customers a superb selection of farmed and fished Scottish Seafood.

Our team begins work during the early hours so that every order is given our fullest attention, from ensuring that all our produce is fully traceable, right down to our bespoke preparation service.

Fresh, Simple

Safety First

All orders are delivered in refrigerated vans and our premises are all temperature controlled.

John Vallance is a leader in the field of food safety. We operate with an EU approval number and our premises have SALSA (Safe and Local Supplier Approval) accreditation.

SALSA is a food-safety standard written by experienced food safety experts to incorporate the legal requirements of producers, and the enhanced expectations of 'best practice' of professional food buyers.

SALSA certification is only granted to suppliers who are able to demonstrate that they produce safe and legal food and are committed to continually meeting the requirements of the SALSA standard. SALSA allows us to make sure we provide quality seafood in a safe environment, within a system of full traceability.


Our Team

John Vallance has an extremely dedicated workforce. Each member of staff contributes to the day-to-day operations of the business, from the preparation, storage and packaging through to administration and sales. This vital skills mix, plus a programme of ongoing training and improvement, ensures that suppliers and customers all receive the best possible service and quality standards.

Our experienced on site filleting and preparation teams prepare orders to individual requirements, so that all filleting, scaling, boning, portioning, and skinning is done by hand.