George Campbell opened his first shop on the south side of Edinburgh
In 1872 a young man by the name of George Campbell, aged 33, opened his door's for business. His ambition was to create a reputation for providing the finest fresh fish, shellfish and smoked fish in Scotland. Four generations of Campbells have followed the same ideals. Today you’ve only to ask anywhere in Scotland to find that George Campbell’s ambition has been more than realised.
Winston Churchill was born
Alexander Graham Bell demonstrates the telephone to the Queen
The Tay Bridge Disaster
Forth Bridge Opens
HP Sauce first regisitered
Newhaven Fish Market in Edinburgh Opened
Queen victoria celebrates her Diamond Jubilee
Move to the West End of Edinburgh
George Campbell & Sons moved to the West End of Edinburgh, retailing in fish, game and poultry
Queen Victoria dies, Edward V11 becomes King
Marmite first produced in Burton Upon Trent
Typhoo Tips Tea first marketed
Bisto Gravy powder is first marketed
First Woolworth's store opens in Liverpool
Edward V11 dies, George V succeeds to the throne
World War 1 begins
Word War 1 ends.
Production of Branston Pickle by Crosse & Blackwell begins at Branston
Gleneagles Hotel Opens in Perthshire, Scotland
The introduction of Michelin Stars
Heinz Baked Bean manufactured in the UK for the first time
FIrst modern "sighting" of the Loch Ness Monster
First issue of Dandy comic
World War 2 begins
Food Rationing began
World War 2 ends
NATO was established
Fish was in high demand during the rationing
Although rationing did not come to a complete end until 1954, Fish was still readily available.
Queen Elizabeth II's reign begins
The discovery of DNA Structure
Food Rationing Ended
The first man in Space.
Mr Kipling was founded
Iain George Campbell, (current Managing Director) joins the business
The emphasis moves from retail to supplying hotels and restaurants.
Yorkshire Tea was founded
Highland Spring was founded
Stafford Street Deliveries
In the early 70's, fish deliveries became popular, departing from the George Campbell & Sons shop located on Stafford Street in Edinburgh.
Supplier showcase in the Ballroom in Caledonia hotel - Edinburgh
Promoting the business and the supply to hotels and restaurants around Scotland.
Stafford Street - Iain
Iain Campbell proudly stands with the dedicated team of George Campbell & Sons in the Edinburgh shop.
Roxburgh Hotel Event
Left to right: Robert Thompson, Iain Campbell, Bill Marshall (Chef), Tom Campbell (Father). Robert Thompson worked as a manager for George Campbell & Sons for 45 years.
New production facility in Edinburgh
George Campbell & Sons built a production facility in Edinburgh for smoking and filleting for the food service sector supplying nationally and internationally.
Delivery Vans from Granton
Upgraded vans in order to meet the demands in production and deliveries from George Campbell & Sons processing factory in Granton.
Sea fish Industry Authority grant the 1989 quality award to George Campbell & Sons.
George Campbell & Sons win an Industry Award
A second triumph in being awarded for quality by the Sea Fish Industry Authority in 1992.
Fish preparation continues
Delicate preparations continue to maintain the reputation of George Campbell & Sons.
Factory processing grows bigger
The factory processing team grows as the demand for supplies continues to rise.
Ronnie Wilson at Ferry Road in Edinburgh
This year, Ronnie Wilson celebrates 36 Years with George Campbell & Sons
Relocate to Perth
George Campbell & Sons relocate to Perth, a central position for Scotland, (as 90% of the population of Scotland can get to Perth in 90 minutes).
Liz Taylor Starts working in the Deli
Liz Taylor became a staple part in the daily running of the Perth shop.
The George Campbell & Sons story is heading back to the beginning
The George Campbell & Sons story is heading back to the beginning, extending the shop in order to expand our retail offering. Development for a demonstration & production kitchen suitable for filleting, slicing experiences & visits for new chefs.
The Ryder Cup - Gleneagles
Its all hands on deck for George Campbell & Sons. Iain Campbell & Gordon Paterson portioning & slicing for the The Ryder Cup 2014 caterers.
The Great Picnic Event in Perth City
Mitch Reid smiles and demonstrates the process of preparing the fish at The Great Picnic event in Perthshire.
Queensferry Crossing Opens
Celebrating 150 years in business
This year marks the incredible milestone of 150 years in business for George Campbell & Sons, that is still today operated by Iain and Rachael Campbell. A successful family business.