4 January - 26 March 2023
Men and women in Fife, a region almost encircled by water, have made a living from the sea from the earliest times.
When the industry developed in earnest in the nineteenth century, whole communities were involved in reaping the harvest of the sea. Fife fishermen travelled far and wide in search of their catches. They were often at the forefront of innovation in boat design, fishing gear and methods. In turn, they supported a vast number of industries and people on shore who supplied boats, equipment and services to the fleet.
Today Fife’s harbours are very different. But those who make their living from the sea have proved themselves as adaptable and resourceful as ever and fishing remains one of Fife’s key industries.
In our latest exhibiton you can meet some of the people who have played a part in Fife’s fishing industry over the generations.