Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd is based at Cairndow, at the head of Loch Fyne on the West Coast of Scotland.

From this stunning location we have been supplying our customers with Scotland's finest fish and seafood for over 40 years.  From our internationally renowned Oyster Bar Restaurant and through the products we sell globally, we pride ourselves on provenance, quality and sustainability.

Our team at Cairndow fulfill a wide variety of roles from processing staff to restaurant and retail staff, along with administration and sales.  We employ over 125 people and have developed strong links with the local communities. There is flexibility within the work place to move between roles and departments.

Our current vacancies are listed here and we are happy to keep your CV on file if there is nothing immediately available.
If you care about outstanding service and are keen to work in a friendly environment, in a great location, please get in touch:

HR Department Contact Details:
Christine Smith, HR Department, Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd, Clachan, Cairndow, Argyll, PA26 8BL, Scotland
Tel: 01499 600462  Fax: 01499 600396

Our Current Vacancies:   

  • PROCESSING OPERATIVES (Smoked Salmon Production)

Location: Clachan, Cairndow, Argyll, PA26 8BL Scotland


  • Contract Type: Temporary (up to at least December 2020).
  • Rate of Pay: £8.75 per hour (increases to £8.85 per hour after successful completion of probation period).
  • Working Hours: Full time hours, based on 40 hours per week.  Part time hours also available.  
  • Typical Shift Pattern: Monday to Thursday 7.45am to 4.45pm / Friday 7.45am to 1.45pm. 
  • Other Info: Public transport is available from / to Dunoon.  


Job Description:

We require additional staff to join our PRODUCTION TEAM to work in a variety of areas, assisting with the preparation, slicing and packing of smoked salmon for the retail trade.  The ideal candidates need to be committed, reliable and able to work well as part of a team.  Previous experience in food handling is not essential, as training will be provided.


We have a range of positions available in the following Production Areas:


Using Global GAP approved salmon which is supplied to us already gutted, our Filleting Team hand and machine fillet our salmon. Once filleted, our team then cure the salmon before washing and loading it into our smoking kilns.


SLICING ROOM – this area consists of 4 different sections:

Trimming: works as a small production line with our team trimming, removing pin bones and grading the salmon.

Slicing Machines: involves the operation of 2 slicing machines; one for cutting strips of salmon along the length of the fillet and a second machine for slicing a diagonal cut.

Slicing Hall: consists of a large conveyor system with separate stations; each station has its own table and scale.  All of our salmon packs are produced at these stations, before being placed onto a roller track and then moved into our Vacuum Packing section. 

Vacuum Packing: all of our products are bagged, vacuum packed and then bar-coded in this section before being moved through to our Despatch area.



At our packing stations, our Despatch Team pick and pack orders, selecting a wide range of items including, smoked products, fresh fish, shellfish, meats and marinated produce.  The boxes are then transferred to a despatch station, where they are iced and labelled, before being passed through a strapping machine, palletised and moved to our despatch chill, ready for delivery to our customers.



The Yard Team operate a wide variety of equipment within the Yard areas, including counterbalance forklift trucks to load and unload delivery lorries, as well as assisting with the traffic flow through the Goods In/Out areas, plus carrying out a range of checks and cleaning duties.


We Offer:

  • 30 days holiday per annum (pro-rata)
  • Staff discount in our Oyster Bar Restaurant and Deli
  • Company Pension Scheme


All applicants must be eligible to live and work within the UK. 

Due to the working environment and equipment, Basic Disclosure Checks via Disclosure Scotland will be required as part of the recruitment process.


We are in the envious position where we can enjoy all the great outdoors has to offer; beautiful beaches, views, walks, wildlife and outdoor sports, as well as not being far from Glasgow or Edinburgh, to enjoy all the big city has to offer too. 

If you have a passion for working with local, sustainably sourced produce and a desire to provide an excellent customer experience, then we would love to hear from you.

LOCATION: based at Clachan, Cairndow at the head of Loch Fyne on the west coast of Scotland.  Just a 45 minute drive / 1 hour bus journey from Dunoon, 50 minute drive from Helensburgh, 1 hour from Dumbarton, 1.5 hours from Glasgow (M8, A82, A83) and 2 hours from Edinburgh (M8, M9, A811, A82, A83).


Contact Details:
Apply in writing with your current CV or contact us for an Application Form:
Christine Smith, HR Department, Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd, Clachan, Cairndow, Argyll, PA26 8BL, Scotland
Tel: 01499 600462   Fax: 01499 600396