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The Scottish Fisheries Museum is proud to work in partnership with National Historic Ships UK (NHSUK) to act as Shipshape Network Hub for Scotland. Hubs are ambassadors that aim to bring businesses and individual vessel projects together. As a Hub the museum carries out Network-related projects, supports the sector and helps attract funds, giving advice to Network members.

The Shipshape Network brings together historic vessel owners, skilled craftsmen, businesses, heritage organisations, training bodies and all those with an interest in Britain’s maritime heritage and ship preservation. The Shipshape Network is about making contacts and forging partnerships so that results can be achieved which would not be possible on an individual basis.

Shipshape Scotland

Shipshape Scotland brings together traditional skills, services and facilities across its 32 council areas. It acts as a focal point connecting vessels, projects, organisations and craftsmen including: the Scottish Maritime Museum at Irvine and Dumbarton; the Scottish Fisheries Museum at Anstruther; RRS Discovery at Dundee; the Tall Ship Glenlee and the Galgael Trust in Glasgow; the Orkney Historic Boat Society; and a range of other craft from the National Register of Historic Vessels.

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Hub Services and Activities

Sharing knowledge and expertise – offering advice and guidance to anyone undertaking conservation projects or funding applications

Creating connections – working with organisations across Scotland and the wider Network

Hosting workshops - conservation, boat building, volunteering and training workshops for local projects, companies and vessel owners

Network events - fostering links across the region

Representing Shipshape Scotland – championing Scotland’s maritime heritage at local and national events

Attracting investment - working with local partners to sustain our maritime heritage

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The Reaper in Anstruther Harbour

Find out More

Visit the Shipshape Network webpages

Download the NHSUK Hub leaflet for more information.

Email your enquiry to the Scottish Fisheries Museum: Contact form.

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The Museum's flagship, REAPER FR958, is a restored Fifie sailing herring drifter built in 1902. In total, the Museum has 19 historic vessels.
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