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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.

Reaper & Museum

Reaper & Museum

Our principal aim, through the displays in our extensive museum and our many educational and research activities, is to interest people of all ages, in and beyond Scotland, in the development of the Scottish commercial fishing industry.

The core story that we have to 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.

Family Baiting Lines

Family Baiting Lines

Our collections are truly inspiring. They permit us to exhibit wonderful examples of historic fishing boats and gear. They help us to illustrate the geography and social structures 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 them.

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 the achievements of Scottish fishing communities, we are proud to welcome all of our visitors, young and old, to an experience that will be both entertaining and informative.

Annual Review and Accounts

Follow the links on the left to find out more about the Museum.

Read about our aims, objectives and recent activities in our SFM Annual Review 2023 .

You can find further detail in our Trustees Report and Accounts 2023 and our 2022/2023 AGM Minutes.

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