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Skiffie Worlds 2019 - Stranraer

Skiffie Worlds 2019 - Stranraer

08 July 2019 09:00 - 13 July 2019 23:30

It’s the third St Ayles Skiff World Championships!

To celebrate 10 years of the St Ayles Skiff, Stranraer is playing host to 700 rowers from 57 different clubs around the world in the sheltered waters of Loch Ryan this week.

Join crews from all over the world, including the United States, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, alongside the Scottish Fisheries Museum’s own St Ayles Rowing Club who will be competing to bring home the World Championship trophy.

You can find full information on the racing schedule and onshore activities at the SkiffieWorlds 2019 website.

Or find out more about the St Ayles Skiff project and be inspired to compete next time!

By Sea, Land and Air: Scottish Fishing Communities and World War II

Open ONLINE: To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, we explore the role played by Scotland’s fishing communities during the Second World War.

Photography Exhibition by Emily Noakes and Caroline MacDonald

To brighten up these weird, wintry days come and enjoy something warming from our tearoom and browse these lovely photos by Emily and Caroline in our Merchant’s Room.



20 December 2020

An online exhibition of knitted herring inspired by the unique knitting heritage of coastal fishing communities of Scotland.

By the Seaside: Heritage, Healing and New Horizons

The role the sea plays in emotional, mental and physical well-being.

Spring out of Lockdown

Spring out of Lockdown

28 April 2021

A selection of works by 17 artists from the East Neuk Art Club

Merchant's Room : The East Neuk in Watercolour

Yolande Kenny captures life in the villages and natural world of the East Neuk

Loss + Resilience

Loss + Resilience

23 August 2021

A study in photography and film into the social world of Hull’s fishing community by Simon Sharp

Merchant's Room : Arthur Nuttall Autumn Exhibition

We are really happy to welcome back retired Anster fisherman-turned-painter Arthur Nuttall to our Merchant’s Room this September.

Superstition and Witchcraft  in Scottish Fishing Communities

Merchant’s Room display exploring some of these longstanding practices and beliefs.

Merchant's Room : Emily Noakes and Caroline MacDonald Winter Exhibition

A new selection of photographic scenes from two of our regular exhibitors

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