Scottish Seafood Training Network - Provider Profiles

Providers within the network provide training services, apprenticeships and also facilities and venues for training to take place in. While there are many such providers in Scotland, the following are of those that are Seafish approved and who are active in supporting the Network.

With the exception of the NFFF's three day fish frying management training course which is delivered in Leeds, all of the training programmes in the Seafood Academy Prospectus are available in Scotland, subject to demand. Scotland is well served by Seafish approved trainers (see below).

Food Hygiene and Health & Safety programmes are accredited by the Royal Environmental Health Institute for Scotland (REHIS).

Approved Trainers

Seafish Approved Trainers for Scotland include:

• Jean Meikle • Liz Soutar • Sheila Chapman • Donna Maver

• Ian Meek • Gordon Gibb • Liz Taylor • Michael Sim

All of the above are able to invigilate Seafish/REHIS Elementary open learning programmes in food hygiene and health & safety, as well as REHIS's Intermediate Food Hygiene by eLearning programme for Seafish.
Trainer Details

Jean Meikle, Peterhead, Mobile: 07813 708487.


Jean is the training coordinator for the Scottish Seafood Training Network and may well be your first point of contact for information on training in Scotland. Jean delivers food hygiene and health & safety training at various levels throughout Grampian and Scotland using Seafish and REHIS open and eLearning programmes.

In her role as a Technical Consultant for the Scottish Seafood Association she assists businesses with Audit Preparation and Quality Management Systems (QMS).
Donna Maver, Grampian, Tel: 01224 784461, Mobile: 07789 445233.


Donna is able to deliver a range of food hygiene and HACCP training courses including the Seafish joint awards across Scotland.

Donna is the founder of DM Training (offices in Portlethen and Moray) and is also a partner in the Scottish Seafood Training Network.
Liz Soutar, Annan, Tel: 01461 201873, Mobile: 07860 601299.


Liz is approved to deliver Seafish's Introductory Food Hygiene in the seafood industry as well as Elementary Food Hygiene and HACCP. Liz is also approved for allergen training. She delivers training in SW Scotland.
Sheila Chapman, Orkney, Tel: 01856 731365, Mobile: 07470 292517.


Sheila is able to deliver the Seafish joint award Introductory Food Hygiene and HACCP in the seafood industry, as well as food hygiene at Elementary and Intermediate levels. Sheila also delivers training for Orkney College.
Ian Meek, Inverness, Tel: 01463 229593, Mobile: 07780 965049.


Ian is approved to deliver REHIS food hygiene and HACCP training courses, including those Seafish joint awards in food hygiene and HACCP. Ian is able to deliver across Scotland.
Gordon Gibb, Inverurie , Tel: 01651 873398, Mobile: 07739 591228.


Gordon delivers food hygiene, HACCP and health & safety training at various levels, as well as knife skills, fish smoking and fishmongering training. Gordon is a Director of Polaris Learning Ltd the main deliverer of apprenticeships to the Scottish seafood industry.
Michael Sim, Grampian - Tel: 07813 708 487.


Michael is able to deliver Seafish joint awards in HACCP and Food Hygiene at levels 1 and 2 and above.

Michael is also able to deliver a range of business support coaching.

Training Centres and Venues

Online and via Zoom for live training courses

In your workplace

Peterhead Fish Market

NESCOL - Fraserburgh

Glasgow City College

Seafish in Edinburgh