• Christmas cracker crews

    Christmas cracker crews

    25th December 2023

    Ashore for Christmas? For Hull trawlermen, Yuletide trips were often an obligation – and were fraught with added danger. By Alec Gill Christmas was a time of conflict within Hull’s trawling industry. The clash was between love and money. Trawlermen…

  • Festive lights at Peterhead

    Festive lights at Peterhead

    3rd January 2019

    More than 20 boats berthed in Peterhead harbour are illuminating the night sky with thousands of Christmas lights, reports David Linkie As whitefish vessels landed their last trips of the year, their crews followed the lead of two midwater trawlers…

  • Festive lights and spirit at Peterhead and Whitby

    Festive lights and spirit at Peterhead and Whitby

    19th December 2017

    Hundreds of Christmas lights are now illuminating the night skies over Peterhead, the UK’s leading port, reports David Linkie. Above: James Corbett and crew of Sparkling Star UL 290 in festive mode – including PFDs – Turn to page 8 for…

  • Fishermen’s Mission Christmas card photograph competition

    24th February 2016

    The Fishermen’s Mission has teamed up with Fishing News to launch a nationwide search for the perfect photograph for its 2016 Christmas card, offering you the chance to give your photography the recognition it deserves. “The Fishermen’s Mission is delighted…

  • Orkney fish-themed Christmas trees

    Orkney fish-themed Christmas trees

    23rd December 2015

    Orkney Fishermen’s Association has decorated fishy-themed Christmas trees in the waiting room for the Island ferries, as part of the Kirkwall Business Improvement District (BID) scheme, reports David Linkie. Above: Fishermen’s children Casey and MaKayla Spence (Birsay Boy), Bella Spence (Sheila…


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