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Fishing boat at Kylesku slipway, Sutherland

Local suppliers

Kylesku Hotel is lucky to work closely with some wonderful local suppliers who make the best of the natural bounty of this part of Scotland. From succulent local grass-fed meats to fresh-off-the-boat seafood, the tastiest soft fruits, vegetables, malt whisky and gins infused with Scottish botanicals – our larder is bursting with the glorious flavours of Scotland!

Our suppliers are farmers, fishermen, crofters, growers, makers and friends. Like us, they’re committed to animal welfare, sustainability and environmentally conscious food production and sourcing wherever possible.

Meet them below, enjoy their fabulous produce, and don’t forget to take some home!

Interested in becoming a Kylesku Hotel supplier? Get in touch

Fish & seafood suppliers

Kylesku Hotel Suppliers 7 O7 A7111 Photograph by Angus Bremner

Loch Laxford Shellfish

John Ross owns the mussel farm which can be seen from the hotel. We source our mussels directly from John and Loch Glendhu – they simply don’t come fresher!

Kylesku Hotel Kitchen 7 O7 A0379 Photograph by Angus Bremner

Darren Mackay

Darren is our neighbour, and fishes single-handedly on Loch Glendhu, the loch just outside the hotel. He uses creels to fish sustainably for langoustines and spineys.

Local crab in the kitchen at Kylesku hotel

Dun Canna Shellfish

Ruaridh and Hamish are moored in Ullapool and take out the Freebird to fish sustainably in local waters using creels. They fish for langoustine, crab, lobsters and spineys.

Keltic Seafare scallop diver

Keltic Seafare

Hand-dived king scallops. The divers of Keltic Seafare hand-dive these local scallops in the crystal clear Class A waters in and around the Kylesku area.

Ullapool Smokehouse

Ullapool Smokehouse

The best hot and cold smoked salmon and trout in the area. Just sea, salmon, salt and smoke, with delicious heather honey and whisky specials. Their fish is hand-reared, freedom food-certified and sourced from the wonderful Wester Ross Fisheries.

Fish supper at Kylesku Hotel, Sutherland

DM Seafoods

Based in Ullapool, with connections to Scottish fleets all the way around the north coast. David and Cameron provide us with quality fish, ranging from haddock for our fish and chips to whole turbot or salmon sourced from the acclaimed Wester Ross salmon.

The local produce that we use is extremely fresh. Using it also creates a ripple effect in the local economy - that’s equally important to us, because it’s really hard to make a living up here.

Meat & pâté suppliers

Highland Charcuterie

Highland Charcuterie

High quality patés and charcuterie made by Isabelle, who smokes and cures her own produce near Oldshoremore.

Drinks suppliers


We offer a wide range of beers and ales from local breweries, including:

Malt whisky

We offer over 40 different malts, including some highly unusual ones for whisky enthusiasts.


We offer an ever-growing selection of local gins. Our current favourite is the Coastal Gin from Badachro Distillery near Gairloch.

Gordon and Vanessa produce hand-crafted artisan gin using botanicals picked and selected by Vanessa from the surrounding hills, field and shores. These are distilled in their copper still, Delilah.

Badachro Distillery is open to visitors during the holiday season.

Kylesku Hotel bar
Baddachro Distillery
Baddachro Distillery, near Gairloch.