A historic Aberdeen smokeshouse which supplies fish to the Queen is now under Estonian ownership.
John Ross Jnr (Aberdeen) has changed hands in a £13 million-plus takeover.
The smokehouse, which also supplies Harrods in London, was started by John Ross in 1857.
John Ross Jnr (Aberdeen) and a Gloucester-based sister company Coln Valley are now owned by Estonia-based PRFoods.
It marks the end of about 30 years of family ownership led by Andrew Leigh, 71, who built an international food brand exporting to more than 30 countries.
Mr Leigh is leaving the business after a transition period but other family members, including his son Christopher and sales and marketing director Victoria Leigh-Pearson have become directors and shareholders of a new holding company under the PRFoods umbrella.
Christopher Leigh said recently a 123% increase in business rates meant the firm could “no longer be as competitive both domestically and internationally” as before.