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Scottish Skipper Expo 2022 has enjoyed a flying start on its first day (13 May) with large numbers of visitors turning-up from the moment the doors opened and exhibitors experiencing brisk business on their stands.

It was also a day of celebration, with Elspeth Macdonald, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (show sponsors) saying: “It is great to be in this excellent venue and I am delighted to see everyone today. The fishing industry has much to be proud about and much to promote.”

Mari Gougeon, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, wished everyone a fabulous couple of days at the expo, and added: “It is fantastic that everyone is able to get together today.”

Sharon Boyle, Commercial Fisheries Manager for show organiser Mara Media, said: “With over 180 exhibiting stands, it is wonderful to see so many people here and engaging with exhibitors. We are delighted with the visitor attendance so far, with people being able to conduct business in a friendly and convivial atmosphere.”

Scottish Skipper Expo 2022 is being held from 13-14 May at the P&J Live arena in Aberdeen. Opening times 10am to 6pm on Friday 13 May, and 10am to 4pm on Saturday 14 May.