Leading Journal of the Irish & UK Fishing Industries

Scottish Skipper Expo

12 & 13 MAY 2023

Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm


After a successful return to live shows in 2022, Scottish Skipper Expo will once again be held at the state-of-the-art P & J Live exhibition arena in Aberdeen in 2023.

Now in its 11th 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 will be held in Limerick in February 2023.

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 2022, there were around 180 exhibitors from 16 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.

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Latest News

Scam Warning – International Fairs Directory

Scam Warning – International Fairs Directory

It has been brought to our attention that a company called International Fairs Directory has been targeting Irish and Scottish Skipper Expo exhibitors by sending out what appears to be an official order form offering a Web listing in their online directory. We have no...

PTG expands to the UK

PTG expands to the UK

Establishes sales and service hub in Scotland Norway’s PTG is intensifying its focus on the industrial and marine markets in the UK and has established a new company in Scotland which will provide sales and service to the British seafood industry. Management is...



Book Your Stand For The 2023 Show

Check out the Booking Form below for information on how to book your stand for the 2023 Scottish Skipper Expo.

To rebook your stand or inquire about booking a new stand for the upcoming show, please contact Sharon Boyle directly.

Sharon Boyle (Commercial Fishing Manager)

T: +353 (0) 74 9548037
M: +353 (0) 86 8401250
E: sharon@maramedia.ie

Click the image to access the 2023 Booking Form

Online Booking Form - New Exhibitors Only (approval based on availability)

SSE Exhibitors Booking Form '23

(If applicable)
Contact Name(Required)
ie. 6m x 3m, 4m x 3m, 4m x 3m, 3m x 3m
(for linking on exhibitor list)
Stand Prices(Required)
Tick required box

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.


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
2022 ShowStatistics & Feedback

Click on the image below for a copy of the post-show report from the 2022 Scottish Skipper Expo.


Promotional Material

Promotional Material for Exhibitors attending Scottish Skipper Expo 2023

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 2023.

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

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Your Official Showguide


Click on the image below to download a pdf copy of the 2022 Showguide – for reference only.




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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