Scottish Fisheries Museum

The Scottish Fisheries Museum photographic collection is home to over 16,000 images from all over Scotland, Great Britain, and the world, showing scenes and items related to the fishing industry.

Public facing digital photo library

Since it was established in 1967, the Museum Trust has collected artefacts connected to the history of fishing from all around the coast of Scotland, as well as from the Western and Northern Isles. The entire collection cared for by the Scottish Fisheries Museum is a Recognised Collection of National Significance, awarded by Museums Galleries Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government.

The Museum has a large collection of photographs covering all aspects of the Scottish Fishing Industry, including boats, harbours and communities. The photographs cover all periods from the earliest days of photography in the middle of the 19th century until the present day. They exist in a variety of forms - prints, negatives including glass negatives, slides and digital camera files.

The digital library supplied by iBase provides for -

  • Detailed searches
  • Fast image retrieval
  • Collections
  • Customisable folder hierarchies
  • Relationships between images
  • Access for volunteers who help to catalogue the collection

And many more innovative and user friendly features.

Scottish Fisheries Museum