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Herring Tales

Herring Tales

17 October 2020 4:10 - 17 October 2020

As the daylight shrinks and the shadows lengthen, courie in for a family friendly series of gansey folklore and magical stories!

Collaborative artist and renowned Scottish storyteller Jan Bee Brown will tell three gansey and fisherfolk-inspired stories!

The first story is ’Three Ply’ told in the Scottish traditional: ‘eye to eye, mind to mind and heart to heart’. Following a period of research at the Scottish Fisheries Museum and inspired by two traditional Scottish Folk Tales, Jan’s story has been created bespoke for the Knitting the Herring project. It was fashioned in the spirit of gansey knitting - unravelling and reknitting, combining stories like stitches to create something new to share.

Tune in to hear ‘Three Ply’ and enjoy the magical tale at

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.

Photography Exhibition by Emily Noakes and Caroline MacDonald

To brighten up these weird, wintry days come and enjoy something warming from our tearoom and browse these lovely photos by Emily and Caroline in our Merchant’s Room.

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.

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