Leading Journal of the Irish & UK Fishing Industries

Scottish Skipper Expo 

13 & 14 MAY 2022

Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm


With a new name and an exciting new venue, Scottish Skipper Expo will be held at the new state-of-the-art P & J Live exhibition arena in Aberdeen.

Now in its 10th year, Scottish Skipper Expo is Scotland’s flagship fisheries show that attracts large numbers of exhibitors and visitors from all over the world.

The show was founded by Mara Media, a publishing and event management company based in Co. Donegal, Ireland.

Mara Media publishes the widely respected ‘The Skipper’ magazine, a monthly publication for the Irish and UK fishing industries. It also owns the Irish Skipper Expo, a sister show to the Scottish Skipper Expo, and which in 2022 will be held in Limerick

The Scottish Skipper Expo has been so successful that the number of exhibitors has more than doubled since its inception, with there being a truly international flavour. For example, at Scottish Skipper Expo 2019, there were around 230 exhibitors from 22 different countries.

The success of the show can be attributed to the fact that the expo is a great place to do business, as well as being the ideal venue for the fishing industry to network and socialise.

Such success is confirmed by the universally positive testimonials from exhibitors and visitors alike.

The team at Mara Media has the philosophy of continually consulting with exhibitors and visitors to ensure the show fully meets their requirements.

Show Sponsors

Latest News

Fabulous start to Scottish Skipper Expo 2022

Fabulous start to Scottish Skipper Expo 2022

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...

Scottish Skipper Expo 2022 – Doors Open Tomorrow!

Scottish Skipper Expo 2022 – Doors Open Tomorrow!

With less than 24 hours to go until the industry is reunited under one roof, the energy is now coursing through the aisles of the P&J Live Arena Aberdeen, as our exhibitors make the final preparations to their stands ahead of tomorrow’s show. With doors opening at...

Land in Shetland campaign 

Land in Shetland campaign 

Skippers are being invited to visit the Lerwick Port Authority (LPA) and Shetland Islands Council (SIC) stands at this year’s Expo, to hear about a planned campaign to encourage them to land their catches in the islands. Representatives of both organisations will be...

Ghost Fishing UK at Scottish Skipper Expo

Ghost Fishing UK at Scottish Skipper Expo

British charity Ghost Fishing UK is delighted to be attending the Scottish Skipper Expo. The charity, run entirely by volunteers, began in 2015. They train scuba divers to survey and recover lost fishing gear known as ‘ghost gear’. The charity is unique in that they...



Book Your Stand For The 2022 Show

Click Here to View Booking Form 2022

Contact Sharon for more information

Sharon Boyle – Commercial Fishing Sales Manager

Email: sharon@maramedia.ie
Tel: 00353 (0)74 95 48037
Mob: 00353 (0)86 8401250

New Venue / How to Get There

P&J Live, East Burn Road, Stoneywood, Aberdeen, AB21 9FX

P&J Live is Scotland’s brand new, state-of-the-art events venue, and the new home of Scottish Skipper Expo.

The venue is located close to Aberdeen International Airport, six miles northwest of the city centre, and just a few short minutes from the city’s new western peripheral route. You can reach the venue using a range of transport options.

Directions – click here.


We have special show rates at the following hotels, click on the hotel image to visit their website

Aberdeen Douglas Hotel, City Centre
20 minute drive from Show Centre

43-45 Market Street, Aberdeen AB11 5EL

The hotel is located in the heart of the city centre, an independently owned business our experienced staff will do everything to make your stay in the Granite City a truly enjoyable experience. Located onsite is Molly’s Bistro, open daily serving fresh local produce and tasty daily specials. Malones Irish Pub, our very own lively corner of Ireland, showing Live sports and Live music.

Tel: 0044 (0)1224 582255
Email: reservations@aberdeendouglas.com
Quote: Skipper Expo at time of booking

Single Room: £54 per night Bed and Breakfast
Double Room: £65 per night Bed and Breakfast
Executive Double Room: £85 per night Bed and Breakfast
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday


Hilton Hotel
Next to Show Centre

East Burn Road, Stoneywood, Aberdeen AB21 9FX

Click here to book the special rates for Scottish Skipper Expo 2022 

Tel: 01224 984111
Please email: reservations@hiltonaberdeenteca.com

Single Room: £108 per night
Double Rooms: £120 per night
Thursday, Friday, Saturday

*Special rate bookings can be made up until 12th April 2022



Aloft Hotel
Next to Show Centre

Gough Burn Road, Stoneywood, Aberdeen AB21 9FX

Click here to book the special rates for Scottish Skipper Expo 2022

Tel: 01224 984777
Please email both, reservations@aloftaberdeenteca.comreception@aloftaberdeenteca.

Single Room: £88 per night
Double Room: £98 per night
Thursday, Friday, Saturday

www.alofthotels.com  or www.aloftaberdeenteca.com



Buchan Braes Hotel, Peterhead
5 minute drive to Peterhead and 30 minute drive from Aberdeen

Boddam, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB42 3AR
4 star AA rated, modern, stylish and relaxing, the Buchan Braes Hotel is also ideal as a meeting/conference venue. You may simply want to dine in our AA Rosette Grillroom serving seasonal local produce cooked and presented by our award winning chefs.

Single Room: £75 per night Bed & Breakfast
Double/Twin Room: £85 per night Bed & Breakfast

Tel: 0044 (0) 1779 871471



Palace Hotel, Peterhead
40 minute drive from Aberdeen

Prince Street, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB42 1PL
3-Star hotel Located in the town centre of Peterhead providing an excellent base for either leisure or business visits to Peterhead.

Standard Single Room: £65.00 per night Bed & Breakfast
Executive Single Room: £75.00 per night Bed & Breakfast
Executive Double Room: £85.00 per night Bed & Breakfast

Tel: 0044 (0)1779 474821





Last Updated: 28th April 2022

Contact Sharon for more information

Sharon Boyle – Commercial Fishing Sales Manager

Email: sharon@maramedia.ie
Tel: 00353 (0)74 95 48037
Mob: 00353 (0)86 8401250

2022 List of Exhibitors

Last updated 13th May 2022

This list of exhibitors was compiled by Mara Media with permission from the individual exhibitors. This list is the exclusive copyrighted intellectual property of Mara Media and is reproduced here for informational purposes only. Any unauthorized commercial use or reproduction of this list, including soliciting exhibitors or representing yourself as an agent of the trade show is prohibited and may subject you to civil and criminal liability.

Company Name Stand No
A.S.A.P. Supplies Ltd 173
Aberdeenshire Council 27
AJ Group 142
Armon Shipyards 176
Barrus Ltd 57
Berthon Power 62
Beta Marine 114
Brunvoll AS 101
Buchanhaven Heritage Centre 121
Caithness Creels 32
Certas Energy / Commercial Oils 39
Charity & Taylor 6
Cleghorn Waring 147
Clements Engineering 125
Crown Marine Seats Ltd 42
Cummins 178
Damen Shipyards 105
Davidsons Ltd 55
Denholm Fish Selling 135
Doosan (Watermota) 126
Drawm 46
Duraflex 168
Du Pré Marine Ltd 77
Duusgaard Coating    110
E-Catch/ EFICE 116
Echomaster Marine 64
EK Marine 24
Engines Plus Ltd. 48
E-Propulsion 37
EST-Floattech B.V. 109
Euronete (UK) Ltd  137
Faithlie Trawl 150
Finning (UK) Ltd 1
Finnie 4X4 102
Finnøy Gear & Propeller AS 67
FishFacts 95
Fishing into the Future 82
Fishing News 151
Fiskerforum.com 127
Fraserburgh Harbour Commissioners 66
Furuno (UK) Ltd 35
G Smyth Boats 81
Gael Force Group 52
Ghost Fishing UK 9
Grampian Powerclean 154
Guy Cotten UK ltd 29
GW Containers 117
Hanstholm Maritime Service Network 134
Harland & Wolff 85
Hercules Hydraulics 106
Heriot-Watt University 82
Hirtshals Yard  110
Hirtshals Havn(Port of Hirtshals) 110
Hundested Propeller A/s 129
Ibercisa Deck Machinery, S.A. 97
Icom UK Ltd 31
Jackson Trawls 19
JC Hydraulics 70
Jimmy Walsh Propellers  63
Karmoy Winch 15
Karstensens Skibsværft, 72
KER 90
Killybegs Marine Cluster 94
Kort Propulsion 107
KT Nets 138
L&M Engineering (UK) Ltd 178
Lerwick Port Authority 165
Lorrimar 69
Lyngaa Marine 159
Macduff Ship Design Ltd 84
Macduff Shipyards Limited 133
MacGregor (GBR)  28
Mackinnons 146
Macduff Diesels 48
Måløy Maritime Group 115
Mantsbrite Marine Electronics 40
Mar Wear (Voot ehf) 7
Marine & Industrial Transmissions Ltd 38
Marine Control Services A/S 130
Marine Design International 22
Marine Fire Safety Ltd 123
Marine Scotland 53
Marine Stewardship Council 162
Maritime & Coastguard  Agency 98
Marport 156
Marship 172
Mermaid Marine 80
micfil Ultra Fine Filters  161
Michigan Marine Propulsion 36
MHService 115
MLD ApS 158
Mooney Boats 92
Morgere 18
Mullion Survival Technology 26
Murphy Marine Services 43
MURUETA Shipyard 54
Mustad Autoline 59
Nogva Heimdal Propulsion AS 73
Notus 21
Nova Shipyard 89
Ocean Space Acoustics AS 78
Oil Fast Scotland. 45
PBP Services 152
Peterhead Port Authority 51
PME Group 183
Polar Fishing Gear 122
Poleson Marine 182
Port of Hantsholm 134
Port of Skagen 34
Ports of Scotland. 128
Proteum Limited 171
R & D Marine 12
RNLI Fishing Safety 96
RNLI Fundraising 23
Rotogal, 168
RSM UK Tax and Accounting Limited 166
SafetyNet Technologies LTD 175
Scania Engines 119
Scanmar  68
Scantrol 169
Scottish Fisheries Museum 143
Scrabster Harbour Trust 91
Seafield Navigation 10
SeaFish Industry Authority 99
SeaMech   110
Sean Ward (Fish Exports) Ltd 180
SeaQuest Systems 120
Selva Marine 83
Selstad 115
Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (Show Sponsors) 33
Shetland Islands Council 167
Skipskompetanse 115
Skipsteknisk AS 16
Solent Engineering Services Ltd 153
Stadyard 115
Sunderland Marine 87
Sutherland’s services ltd 149
Swan Net Gundry Ltd 74
Teamac Marine Paints 11
The Fishermens Mission 170
The Skipper/Mara Media 25
Thistle Machinery Services 157
Thistle Marine (Peterhead) Ltd 44
Thyboron Doors 58
Thyborøn Port 60
Trefjar Ltd 124
Tyson’s Ships Riggers 88
Ultraguard Antifouling 20
Ulvesund Elektro 115
VCU 68
Vestkajens Maskinværksted 110
Verlo 115
Wärtsilä 177
Woodsons 68
Xtratuf 30
Yanmar Europe B.V 136
Zeadog.com 8
Statistics & Feedback

Click on the image below for a copy of feedback from the last show in 2019.

Show Advertising Opportunities
Your Only Official Show Publications
“The Skipper”, our monthly magazine and “Showguide” are the only Two Official Publications for your shows.

All Visitors upon arrival at registration will receive their own Showguide.  The Skipper will also be available at registration and throughout the show hall. All exhibitors will receive both publications in their exhibition packs.

May Issue – freely distributed at show
Deadline Thursday 14th April 2022
Freely distributed at show
Deadline Friday 18th March 2022
Business Directory: from €100 Half Page: €250
1/8 page: €250 Full Page: €350
1/4 page: €500 SIZE:
1/2 page: €725 Half Page: 148mm W x 90mm H
Full page: €1,200 Full Page: 148mm W x 180mm H

Please contact Sharon for more information on advertising;
T: 00353 74 9548037   |   Email: sharon@maramedia.ie

Promotional Material

Promotional Material for Exhibitors attending Scottish Skipper Expo 2022

We have put together promotional material that exhibitors can use across your social media accounts and website, to inform your customers and partners that you are attending Scottish Skipper Expo 2022.

*Tip – Right click on the image and click ‘save image as’ to download.

Scottish Skipper Expo Logo – for print and web

Facebook Banner

Instagram Image

Twitter Banner

Your Official Showguide

All exhibiting companies get a free 100 word company profile in the official showguide.
More details to follow in your exhibitors manual which will be available in early March 2022.

Click on the image below to download a pdf copy of the 2019 Showguide – for reference only.



Exhibitor Free PR Service
Show PR:

Mara Media will provide a free PR service to Exhibitors at our 2022 shows – Irish Skipper Expo & Scottish Skipper Expo. This PR will appear on the ‘Latest News’ Section of the shows website and on our Social Media sites. It will also be considered for our monthly publication ‘The Skipper’ and our E-Newsletters.

Catch PR may contact exhibitors in the lead up to the show or you can reach them using the details below. Please take full advantage of this FREE service provided by Mara Media. 

Keith Broomfield; 
Email: keith@catchpr.co.uk
01259 742575

Exhibitors' Manual

Friday 25th March – Extended deadline to return all completed exhibitor forms to admin@maramedia.ie

Click the image below to access the full Exhibitors’ Manual

To complete the forms online, click here

Exhibitor Warning

We would like to remind all our Visitors and Exhibitors that we take your privacy very seriously. Unfortunately, our exhibitors are often approached from various scam companies offering listings, advertising and/or accommodation in the lead up to our shows.

Mara Media strongly advise you, to be extremely vigilant against bogus organisations who do not represent our company. If in doubt always contact us before signing forms or engaging in conversation.

Mara Media does not permit third parties to undertake unsolicited mailing to our customers and we do not pass on your contact details. 








Another excellent show where was able to network with a large number of my customers under one roof. Also able to see all the latest technology available to my customers.
Alan Smith


I got great value from Skipper ’19 meeting lots of interesting people, sharing their perspectives on a range of fisheries matters to help me in my work, leading inshore fisheries for Scotland.
Diane Buchanan


The best Aberdeen Show we have exhibited at for many years, busy from the start on Friday with orders taken and good quality enquiries to follow up on. Well worth attending for exhibitors and visitors!
David Ash

Mantsbrite Ltd

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