Pride In The Fishing Industry In The North East of Scotland

Welcome everyone to the readers of my blogs, or “buoys and gulls”. I didn’t think it would be possible to write another blog this week! This is my third blog! But being up here in Scotland is truly inspiring for me in so many ways. This is my last day on the North East coast…

A Girlyfishmongers Dream Realised On Amity

Good afternoon everyone. Well, if I thought my trip to Peterhead Fish Market was a realisation of a dream, today was the ultimate girly fishmonger dream. As I mentioned on my blog I wrote on Monday, I’d love to meet Mr Jimmy Buchan. After a few wee messages (thank you social media!!) I was invited…

My Travels to Peterhead

Good evening buoys and gulls! Well, where do I begin? I’ve been looking forward to this trip since my mum said she’d booked it way back in January! I’ve dreamt of this trip since the first time I caught an episode of the BBC series “Trawlermen” completely by accident about 3 years ago. I’d already…

Reflections & Gratitude Of A Fishmonger

  Good evening everyone. It’s that time again. I knew that my next adventure was going to be the girly fishmonger road trip I had been on with one of my best and closest friends Nicola. I knew it would be amazing, just didn’t know how much. On our drive to Cleethorpes, myself and Nicola…

The Fishermen’s Mission AGM and Awards

  Hello buoys and gulls and welcome to my blog. Tuesday 25th April will be a day I will cherish for a very very long time. Monday 24th April I went to work to carry out my duties on my fish counter, but maybe with a little more enthusiasm than normal for 5.30am. I was…

The Fishermen’s Mission and the Sacrifice of Fishermen

There are many issues regarding the fishing industry that are very close to my heart. The topic of this blog even more so. The Fishermen’s Mission and the Sacrifice of Fishermen. The History Of The Fishermen’s Mission 1881 the Royal National Mission To Deep Sea Fishermen began its work, offering food and medical supplies to…

What Does Being A Fishmonger Really Mean To Me?

Good afternoon everyone. I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend? My week has been pretty exciting to say the least! Monday and Tuesday was pretty much one of the best experiences I’ve had for my company. Entering the Fish Craft Championships, and winning the Seafish Industry Award last year is a different league…

Flat fish and Flatfish Ltd

  Hello ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for taking the time to read my latest blog. If you have read my blogs before, you will know that flat fish plays a very big part in my passion for fish and what I do. I love having them on my counter as they are aesthetically pleasing…

Girlyfishmongers and the power of social media.

Good afternoon buoys and gulls 😊. Even whilst I’m on my holiday, I can still find something to blog about. The above collage contains photos from this week and also from 2 Fish Craft Championships. Monday 9th myself and my friend Nicola took a girly fishmonger road trip to Horwich to finally meet a fellow…

December madness and beyond..

  Good evening everyone. Well, what a crazy month December was! I had intended on writing a blog round about the middle of December, doing a little update with customers and the beautiful fish we had in. The above fish in my photo had a lot to do with the reason why I didn’t. Easter…

My 2 Year Fishmonger Anniversary

Hello everyone. Thank you again for taking the time to read my fish ramblings. Today’s is (for me anyway) very important. Today, 1st December, marks the 2nd year of me being signed off as a gold merit trained fishmonger, and, if I’m being honest, the 1st year I’ve thought and appreciated what it is I…