What is this?

This is the photograph database of the Scottish Fisheries Museum, which encompasses their image collection. The Scottish Fisheries Museum is a museum dedicating to preserving the history and heritage of the Scottish fishing industry. It is based in Anstruther, Fife.

How do I search the database?

We have done our best to cover how to search in our search help document listed below. Feel free to download it and have a read. If your enquiry is not complex, we suggest you use the quick search in the top right corner. For more complicated searches, use the field search. To explore our keywords, go to the label search.

I want to leave a comment. How do I do that?

For moderation purposes, we only allow registered users to comment. To register simply click the 'Register' button at the top right corner and enter your email and password. Once you have an account, you can log in to leave your comment. Your comment wil need to be approved by us before it can appear publically.

I forgot my password!

Not to worry! You can reset your password at the log in screen by clicking 'reset password'. A link will be sent to your email.

Can I buy the images?

Only the images we own the copyright to are available for purchase. To buy an image, go to its entry and click on 'Commerce'. It should be just below the picture. Once you pay, the request shall be sent to the Scottish Fisheries Museum where one of our staff will process the request. When it is ready, the full quality image will be sent to you.

Where can I find information about copyright?

All our copyright information and terms and conditions are found on the terms page.

How do I sign up for volunteering?

To sign up for volunteering, email for an informal chat about the role. If you are happy to go ahead, we will send out documentation to get your started. Once you have signed the documentation, we shall set you up an account or give your existing account the volunteer role. Congratulations, you are now ready!

How does volunteering work?

Volunteering is done entirely remotely. Volunteers have access to a hidden collection which contains all the images that need to be tagged. A volunteer will go through the images and add relevant labels for each image. Once they are reviewed, the completed images are published on the main site.

Why are some images duplicated?

The collection has been built up over several decades, with many photographs coming in years apart and being added by different people. As such, some images will be duplicates. For the sake of completion, we have included the duplicates in the database. This includes any information recorded with them, which may present conflicting facts about the image. This is to reflect our records until further research can be performed.

Help Documents

If you are stuck on how to search the database, or are not sure how to get started, we have compiled a PDF document to guide you through searching.

If you are looking on information about volunteering, check our volunteer page. If you are an existing volunteer, you can find a link there to all documents you need to get started.

Still Stuck?

If you do not see your question answered in either the documents above or the FAQ, please feel free to contact us.