Service of remembrance for fishermen

The Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther
The Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther

A service of remembrance to respect fishermen and lifeboat men who lost their lives at sea is to be held in Anstruther later this month.

The event, at the Scottish Fisheries Museum on Saturday, October 25, follows a decision to make the ceremony an annual event.

Back in 1980, the Museum opened a Memorial Room for Scottish fishermen and lifeboat men who had perished at sea.

This went on to become a quiet and dignified place where relatives and friends could come and remember loved ones lost at sea.

Recognising that many people associated with the fishing industry and the RNLI were not aware of the existence of this memorial room, it was decided in 2011 to hold a biennial Service of Remembrance, where relatives and friends of those who died at sea could come together to share their memories of the crews and boats.

“Following memorable and moving services in 2011 and 2013, it has been decided that the event should become an annual one,” said a spokesman.

A warm invitation is extended to all relatives and friends to remember those fishermen and lifeboat men lost at sea at a short memorial service on October 25, followed by a buffet lunch in the Museum.

If you are interested in attending, please contact the Fishermen’s Mission, 196 Market Street, Aberdeen AB11 5PQ, tel 01224 584651. Email:

Alternatively, contact the Fisheries Museum on 01333 310628.

For catering purposes, people are asked to indicate if they intend staying for the lunch.