SFM receives vital funding support to open with confidence post-lockdown.
After having to close our doors in March, we have received vital funding support, allowing a much more secure future post lockdown.
The Museum, which holds a Recognised Collection of National Importance has received vital additional funding from the Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund managed by Scottish Enterprise. This complements already vital ongoing support from Scottish Government and Fife Council in sustaining museum activities and our preparations for reopening of the Museum.
In addition, we have been awarded advertising support sponsored by the Federation of Small Businesses and Daily Mail/Metro, which means the Scottish Fisheries Museum are feeling positive about the future.
Ian Goodyear, our Director of Operations said:
“I was absolutely over the moon to receive the news of this additional support from Scottish Enterprise and Daily Mail. The Museum team and Community volunteers cannot wait to get the green light from Scottish Government to welcome back our members and visitors to our much-loved Museum”
We at the Scottish Fisheries Museum are also delighted to be able to reassure our community, online and locally, that we are not going anywhere anytime soon and will continue to serve as a popular tourist attraction and vital part of the national fishing industry heritage.
The Museum has been overwhelmed by supportive comments from the online community, volunteers, and the tourism sector as a whole and we would like to thank all supporters of the museum for their kindness throughout lockdown and we look forward to seeing everyone in the future.
For now, the Museum remains closed. However, if you are missing your fix of museum fun, there is loads to do right here on the website and over on Facebook and Twitter. We currently have two exhibitions active online as well as a plethora of content on social media including Teach me Tuesday educational videos for all ages, Online pub quizzes and Cake Thursday in which the museum encourage you to share your lockdown bakes.