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Aberdeen Maritime Museum

An award winning museum on the historic Shiprow, and incorporating Provost Ross’s House built in 1593.

Arran Marine Protected Area

The Community of Arran Seabed Trust has fought for, and achieved, its aim of  a protected seabed area.

Black-Mouth Catshark (Galeus melastomus)

Scientists from Herriot-Watt University have discovered that the Mingulay coral reef in the Outer Hebrides is a spawning ground for the species. A further related species, the lesser-spotted catshark (Scyliorhinus canicula) is also using the site.

Flame Shells (Limaria hians)

On 27th December 2012, it was announced by Marine Scotland  that a major flame shell reef has been discovered in Loch Alsh, a sea loch in mainland Scotland opposite the south end of Skye. It is estimated that up to 100 million of these beautiful bivalve molluscs make up the reef, which covers an area of approximately 185 acres of sea bed. It has been suggested that this could be of global significance as it may be the largest of its kind in the world.

Marine Biological Station Millport

A national facility for marine biology fieldwork. An institute of the University of London until 2013 when ownership transferred to the Field Studies Council (FSC).

Marine Scotland

Marine Scotland’s purpose is to manage Scotland’s seas for prosperity and environmental sustainability.

Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)

An independent research organisation and learned society based at the Scottish Marine Institute (SMI) in Oban on Scotland’s west coast

Scottish Fisheries Museum

Located beside the harbour at Anstruther, Fife. It has a collection of 19 historic vessels and many other marine artifacts.

Scottish Maritime Museum

Located at Irvine, Ayrshire, and reopened in June 2013 following a £1.2 million restoration of  the Victorian Linthouse building that houses the collection of Scottish built ships, vessels and engineering designs that influenced the course of maritime history across the world.

Scottish Oceans Institute

Established within St Andrews University in 1884 by William Carmichael McIntosh as the St Andrews Fisheries Laboratory, which became the Gatty Marine Laboratory in 1896.

Tarert, Loch Fyne, Traditional Boat Festival

An annual festival of traditional craft. normally held in July.

The Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries Act 1999

Passed by the UK government, this act of dubious intent moved a centuries old sea border and transferred 6,255 statute square miles (5,540 nautical square miles) from Scottish to English jurisdiction. This area currently contains eight oilfields.

Scottish Achievement, Influence & Heritage is a work in progress