Scottish Fisheries Museum

Description

Situated in a wonderful collection of historic buildings on the harbour of a small and beautiful fishing port, we are a charitable trust which has become a national institution with an international reputation.

The core story that we tell is the history of how, through a constant process of innovation, the Scottish fisheries became such an important part of the lives of so many Scots.

Our collections are nationally important and truly inspiring. We exhibit wonderful examples of historic fishing boats and gear. They help us to illustrate the geography, social structures and traditions of our fishing communities. They allow us to honour their ways of life, skills, customs, dress, creativity and resilience, and to improve understanding of the various external circumstances, environmental, technological, political and commercial, which had and still continue to have such an impact upon one of the most dangerous of professions.

We take seriously the responsibilities that come with our belonging to a very special section of Scottish society, to men and women who, over the centuries, have faced both natural and man-made adversity and yet maintained a proud tradition and a distinct, but open, culture. In celebrating their achievements, we are proud to welcome all of our visitors, young and old, to a fascinating experience that will be both highly entertaining and informative.