Museum fish auction date is announced

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The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses has been announced the date for the much anticipated fish auction, September 22.

The auction which will take place at the Museum from 6pm to 8pm, will raise money for the tourist attraction which has seen a third of its funding cut this year.

Knitted fish

Knitted fish

Selected fish will be auctioned off as part of the event, as well as other fish being on sale throughout the evening for as little as £2. There will be something to suit everyone’s pocket. Refreshments will also be provided during the evening.

“We have had such a great response for this project” said museum director Virginia Mayes-Wright “it has been so hard to choose the fish for auction.”

The fish auction is part of projects called Knautical Knitting and Under the Sea. The project which asked museum visitors, friends and supporters to knit fish started in March with a visit by the artist Derdrie Nelson. Since then the project has received fish from as far away as New Zealand and has received over 500 fish and counting.

The Under the Sea project provided family activity mornings throughout the summer holidays. Visitors had fun making pom pom creatures, sea snakes and many other things mostly from recycled materials. There will be two further activity mornings during the October holidays.

Postal fish

Postal fish

The knitted fish are currently on display as part of North East Open Studios throughout the Museum. They will continue to be on display until the end of September.

For further information about the fish auction, Knautical Knitting or Under the Sea activity mornings please contact the Museum on 01346 511022 or email