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Events
Talk : Gaelic Songs of the Herring Gutters

Talk : Gaelic Songs of the Herring Gutters

07 November 2019 7:11 - 07 November 2019

Between the 1850s and the 1950s, thousands of Hebridean women travelled all over Scotland, England and beyond to spend their summers gutting herring. Drawing on research she conducted in oral history archives, Meg Hyland shares her recent findings about the Gaelic songs women sang while gutting herring.

From teasing each other about the fishermen to hoping for a more prosperous life, their songs reveal the vibrant lives of these hard-working women and shine a light onto an often-overlooked part of Scotland’s musical heritage.

7 pm – 8pm

Thursday 7th November

Admission £2

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Exhibitions
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.

Boats, Fish and Folk: 50 years of Scottish fishing

To celebrate the museum’s 50th anniversary, we focus on the last 50 years of the fishing industry charting the changes to the fleets, the harbours, the livelihoods and the lives of those who work to put fish on our tables.

Merchant's Room : SFM @ 50

Merchant's Room : SFM @ 50

05 November 2019

As part of a series of events and exhibitions designed to celebrate the Museum’s anniversary year we are holding an exhibition of the Museum’s development over the last 50 years

Sea Change

Sea Change

10 January 2020

Now open ON-SITE and ONLINE: We look to the future to explore what the seas, and the fishing industry, will be like 50 years from now.

Mr Darwin's Fishes

Mr Darwin's Fishes

10 January 2020

The early days of natural history research, as conducted by Charles Darwin on his voyage to South America.

The Mermaid Chronicle

The Mermaid Chronicle

04 March 2020

Dive into the mythical world of the mermaid and other fantastical sea creatures.

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