AS Scotland's seafood industry is suffering the effects of the coronavirus crisis, a favourite Glasgow fishmonger has adapted to survive.

Bernard Corrigan, a Glasgow institution since 1949 serving the city's premier restaurants, is only making around 15 per cent of its usual turnover as eateries remain closed due to the pandemic.

But, in order to ensure the family business makes it through, owners Sean and Bernard Corrigan have launched a new home delivery service.

So instead of having to go out to eat to taste Corrigan's fish and poultry, customers can have it brought to their door.

Bernard Corrigan, son of the founder of the fishmonger, said: "This has been a very difficult time for the fishing industry but it's there has been a whole decimation of our customer base.

"We sell to restaurants, which are of course closed now, and we supply fish and chip shops but they are only selling about a quarter of their usual rate because they can't do sit in.

"We also supply schools, which are closed, and nursing homes.

"Our wholesale customer base vanished overnight so we had to come up with a new way to keep our business going."

Having been in the city for 70 years, Bernard Corrigan's has had to previously adapt and change.

The business had a high street shop on Byres Road for several years but this closed in 2016, to the disappointment of regular customers.

Now those same customers are taking advantage of having the business deliver to the door.

And Bernard said the online service is appealing to a wide range of people, not just in Glasgow but east to Edinburgh also.

Fish and poultry can be ordered online or over the phone and delivery is contactless.

He added: "We have wanted to offer home delivery for a long time but have put it off.

"Now, in this current situation, we've had no excuses and it's definitely something we plan to keep doing in the long term, after things are back to normal."

Donna Fordyce, Head of Seafood Scotland, said: “With 80 per cent of seafood landed in Scotland usually destined for overseas markets, the industry is suffering right now.

"Whole families and communities are facing real economic hardship.

"However, the Scottish seafood sector has displayed an unyielding determination to maintain supply to domestic markets.

"Businesses that normally ship seafood out of the UK on lorries, cargo planes and merchant ships are quickly developing new distribution networks closer to home, keeping the retail sector supplied and ensuring that there is a good supply of healthy, sustainable Scottish fish for consumers.

"The Scottish consumer now has fast, fresh and widespread access to Scottish seafood, and it’s at times like these when they are really showing their loyalty to home-grown businesses.

"The industry is hugely appreciative of the support Scottish consumers are showing them."