Lossiemouth Fisheries and Community Museum


The museum will open for the 2019 season on Tuesday, 23rd April. We look forward to seeing everyone over the forthcoming season.


Jim Campbell, volunteer of many years at the museum, sadly passed away last night. He spent many happy hours there and took pride in his work and really enjoyed meeting visitors from all over the world and all the locals too. Funeral is being held at St Gerardines High Church, Lossiemouth on Friday 9th November at 1.30pm. All family and friends respectfully invited. Family flowers only please.


Hope the kids from Hythehill enjoyed their visit today


The Museum will close for the winter on Saturday 13th October thanks to everyone for their support during the season hope to see you again in the spring


work has started on updating the site it is now available on i-phones and i-pads it will take some time to update all the data etc so please be patient with us.


Just about ready for the opening on Monday , sorry to say that the bell will be removed to its new location but we are hoping to replace it with something special as soon as possible. We hope you will come along and see the new layout and approve it, as a lot of work has gone into it this winter and we think it will further enhance your visit.


Opening date for the new season is the 26th March. still some work to be done over the next three weeks but hopefully it will be ready on the day Looking forward to seeing old friends and new and hope you like our new layout


Thanks to all who turned out last night at the Townhall for the AGM on such a cold night and a special thanks to Janice and her staff for the lovely spread and attention. It was back to the grindstone this morning painting and assembling shelving and working at the books upstairs.


work is well underway on the refurbishments still a long way to go but we are getting there, will keep you posted.l


The Museum will close for the winter on Saturday the 14th of October when refurbishments and updates will be carried out.


To save any confusion by "moving" I meant we are rearranging the layout not moving premises.!!


Starting to plan for big move this winter busy time ahead!


Great to meet up with an old schoolmate today first time we have met in sixty years hope you enjoyed the Craic Muriel


Thanks to all the volunteers and the Public for supporting us today at harbour day in Lossie


Many thanks to all the cub scouts from Elgin who visited us tonight hope you enjoyed yourselves and the lollipops !! kindest regards from the volunteers


May I say a big thank you to Nigel and Julie from Windswept Brewery for their wonderful donation today it will help us greatly in carrying out our work at the Museum


May i take this opportunity to inform everyone that the Museum will be closed all day on Wednesday as a matter of respect for Andrew at this sad time and for volunteers who wish to attend the service for his daughter at 1-30 at St. Gerardines Church.


Had a surprise visit from Andrew today, best wishes for tomorrow in Aberdeen


The Museum will be closed Today due to adverse weather conditions back to normal tomorrow, sorry for any inconvienece.

The latest edition to our fleet thanks to Bobby Anderson

The latest edition to our fleet thanks to Bobby Anderson


Bobby Anderson and his son will be presenting their model of Andrew Campbell's Argosy INS 79 to the museum tomorrow at dinner time we are most grateful to them for this donation along with previous models they have donated.


Just received a new batch of Just A Lossie Loon tonight will be on sale at the Museum from tomorrow


Had a visit today from pupils from Lossie High school and St Gerardines Primary the children were given a tour of the museum and were also read stories by teachers and a
Seawitch named greengoon aka Latoya! as usual the wheelhouse was bedlam as they all wanted to steer the boat, the older pupils filmed and photographed the events taking place and also were taking pics of the younger ones with their heads sticking through mermaid, seagull and a shark cut outs. may I take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers and teachers for which I hope was a great afternoon for everybody and for further cementing our relationship with the local schools


The Museum will open for the new season on the 10th of April at 10-30 am


had a great visit today from the high school pupils hope they found it interesting .


Thanks to everyone who turned out this morning at the High School it was great to interact with pupils and teachers and everyone seemed to enjoy it, a special thanks to all who helped lay on a great selection of home bakes they went down a treat. Hopefully this will be the start of a a close working relationship with the School


If anyone is requiring a lift to the coffee morning and exhibition at the high school on Thursday please contact Fionna at 812047 as a mini bus will be available to pick you up so don't be put off if the weather is inclement please come along and give your support.

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos


Just an update before Christmas , I have added some more photos and a new category (old fisherman) to the Gallery also the latest news letter has been published it contains some information on a new project with the High School for next year hope you will. support us along with staff and pupils in this new venture, further information on on other projects will be posted on the site.


Held the 32nd AGM in the town hall tonight once more it was well attended, it turned out to have been a very successful year with visitors up by over 17% on last year so once again may I thank all our volunteers for their time and dedication in supporting our efforts to keep our heritage alive, may I also thank Janice and her staff for the excellent service and wonderful spread much appreciated by all who attended. Now it is time to start preparing for next season and it has already started ! once more we are looking for new volunteers help out so if you know of anyone who would be willing please let me know and we will gladly fit them in to our rota system. Now that winter has arrived I may get the chance to update the site and get a Newsletter posted which is long overdue,so look forward to seeing you all next season. regards all at the museum.


The Museum is now closed for the winter , may I take this opportunity to thank all our visitors for coming to see us this past season and also all our volunteers who have enhanced the visit of so many people from all over the world. During the winter break we will be trying to sort out all the albums and paper clippings etc in the office and try and get some organisation in place a massive job I can assure you, loo forward to seeing you all again in the Spring next year .


Just to let you all know that the Museum will be closing for the winter on Saturday 15th October


the 3rd batch of Andrews book will be on sale in the museum tomorrow already nearly half of them have been pre ordered


Great to see Jack Gault and his wife Diana down today we will be always thankful for the work they carried out with photographs and cuttings before Jack had his stroke thank you both!

pics of the art of graining a wheel house as carried out by Alex Scott earlier this year

pics of the art of graining a wheel house as carried out by Alex Scott earlier this year


We are most grateful to Mrs Isabel White for the Donation of the original Lifebelt that was displayed at the entrance to HMS Fulmar it will really complement the Bell . also to the lady who donated her father's toolbox from his days as a shipwright in the Navy and Thomsons and Jones shipyard in Buckie also the many other donations received this week, thank you all


the second batch of "Just a Lossie Loon" have arrived and been signed will be on sale in the Museum Tomorrow


The second batch 100 copies of Just a Lossie Loon should be in on Thursday and with the amount of pre-orders it was decided to order another 100 copies which should be in next Tuesday, hope everyone is enjoying it seems to be going down great with young and old.


Thanks to everyone who came to the book signing today it went really well , and they were going like hotcakes will probably have to get more printed! hope you enjoy it

Andrew Campbell will be signing copies of his book "Just a Lossie Loon"  tomorrow at the Museum from 11-30 until 3-30

Andrew Campbell will be signing copies of his book "Just a Lossie Loon" tomorrow at the Museum from 11-30 until 3-30


may I take this chance to thank all who turned out today to welcome back to Lossie the bell from HMS Fulmar after about 45 years special thanks to the Bucaneer association and all ex sailors who gave their support.It now has pride of place in the museum for the rest of the season, it is really something special so please come along and see a great reminder of the close ties that were held between the local community and the Navy.


A busy opening day hope all our visitors enjoyed their visit lots of new exhibits and a new layout. On Wednesday afternoon we are expecting the arrival of the Bell that once stood at the entrance to HMS Fulmar it will be on display in the museum for the season there will be a welcoming party of ex sailors and some sea cadets and local children to welcome its return to Lossiemouth,it will be filmed by the people who made the Northern Lights video, .A more formal presentation will be held later when the Buccaneer Association have their annual reunion in Elgin . so please come along and see this beautiful exhibit among many others on show


A wee appeal we are looking for new volunteers to help out during the season roughly 3 hours a week from 10-30 am -1330 pm or 1330 pm -1600. a great chance to meet interesting people from all walks of life and also good crack thrown in. if you are interested contact me on 01343 812178 or on here if you like, thanks in advance.


Just to let everyone know that we are hoping to open for the new season on Easter Monday 28th March There have been a lot of changes and some new exhibits. A brilliant new highlight in the back room will bring back memories of a skill that was once common place, so please come along and see for yourself I am sure you will be impressed


Wishing all our Visitors, volunteers a very happy New Year !!


Pitgaveny Street
IV31 6NT


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