Scottish Fisheries Museum Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC006185

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.

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

The Museum displays cover virtually every aspect of the industry and community, both at sea and on shore. The variety and beauty of old fishing boats are shown in the models and original vessels, including the Reaper and White Wing that still go to sea. Our learning and activity programmes engage audiences of all ages with the fascinating history of one of Scotland's major industries and we provide volunteering opportunities from customer service to archive work to boatbuilding.


Current opportunities

Do you have knowledge of boats or fishing? Or maybe you just have a good eye? If you have one of these and an internet connection, then we want you! The Scottish Fisheries Museum has launched a database for the public to access our photo collection online, but now we must catalogue what it is in each image. This role will involve working on our database to add descriptions and keywords to each photo to inform people about the photo subject and optimise searching. No specialist knowledge or experience is required as full training on our system will be provided, but experience of using databases is advantageous. Knowledge of the fishing industry would be useful. As this is a remote position, we can work to your schedule. The Scottish Fisheries Museum has been preserving Scottish fishing heritage for over 50 years. Join us in this task today!

Improve the visitor experience at Scottish Fisheries Museum Trust by engaging our visitors in creative practices and helping to facilitate workshops and outreach activities based on the Museum’s exhibition programme. Volunteers must have: • An interest in history • An interest in working with members of the public • The ability to talk to everyone from all walks of life • Experience in or a willingness to learn crafts. Volunteers may be subject to a PVG check depending on the type of engagement they wish to deliver. The Scottish Fisheries Museum Team will support any applications. where necessary. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds, including those facing barriers to employment, people living with disabilities and with additional support needs, people from BAME backgrounds, refugees, and those who identify as LGBTQI+.