Training boost for fishermen

The Scottish Maritime Academy in Peterhead
The Scottish Maritime Academy in Peterhead

Funding is now available to support fishermen who wish to undertake training across a range of courses available at the Scottish Maritime Academy in Peterhead.

This funding has been provided by Seafish and the Maritime & Coastguard Agency.

Linda Hope, centre manager, said: “Grants of up to £1,500 are available for those undertaking an approved programme of training including courses such as the Class 2 Deck Officer, ECDIS, Navigation Command and Control and some short safety courses.

“Funding is available for a limited period of time so get in touch sooner than later.”

Application forms for the grants are available online at or email for further information.