Our Education Packs are designed to support the Curriculum for Excellence but can be used by people of all ages.
Fishing in Scotland Resource
Our learning resource “Fishing in Scotland” is supported by a CD of images from our collection along with songs, stories and images downloadable from our website. It contains ideas for activities supported by background information and teachers’/leaders’ notes.
The Fishing in Scotland resource (complete with audio files) is downloadable free from our website, or contact the museum to get a free hard copy.
Exploring the Forth Resource
Designed in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage, this pack explores the human impacts that have shaped the environment of the Firth of Forth and May Island. It contains ideas for activities supported by background information and teachers’/leaders’ notes.
The Exploring the Forth resource is downloadable from our website, or contact the museum to get a free hard copy.
The Reaper Resource
This pack explores the history and development of the Museum’s Fifie fishing boat, Reaper. It is particularly useful to support a visit to the boat but can also be used to support learning about fishing in general. It contains ideas for activities supported by background information and teachers’/leaders’ notes.
The Reaper resource is downloadable free from our website, or contact the museum to get a free hard copy.
Photo Detectives Resource Pack
The Scottish Fisheries Museum holds around 14,000 photographic negatives in its collection. Many of these have remained unseen for a long time. Our ongoing FishNet digitisation project seeks to make this incredible collection much more accessible to the wider public, including school groups through our online database.
This resource aims to encourage young people to develop the analytical skills needed to investigate photographs as historical sources. It is suitable for Third Level students and is packed with ideas and activities with strong Curriculum for Excellence links.
You can download this resource by clicking here. Supporting materials can be downloaded here.
Ganseys Learning Resource
This resource was developed by a student from the University of Glasgow in conjunction with the “Knitting the Herring” project at the Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther. It explores the traditional craft of knitting ganseys, special patterned jumpers commonly associated with fisherfolk and their families. This pack contains ideas for activities supported by historical information and notes for teachers and learning practitioners.
The Ganseys Learning Resource is downloadable free from our website.